Four of these men admitted to the crimes

FOUR of the five men held following a break in and theft of cellular phones in Princes Town last week, were jailed yesterday.

Kevin Jagroo, Christopher Rapier, Anton Jacob, Clifton John and Brendon Hendricks were charged with shopbreaking and larceny. They faced Princes Town magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine and all, except Hendricks, pleaded guilty.

It was around 6:30 p.m. last week Thursday that the proprietor of Riztec Distributors Limited in Princes Town, secured the businessplace and left. She returned around 4:30 a.m. the following day and saw the front glass door smashed and the store ransacked.

Constable Rampersad and other officers soon after held the men of San Juan, Morvant, El Socorro, Sea Lots and Tobago along the Tarouba Link Road.

All the items were recovered.

Rampersad charged them with shop breaking and larceny of cellular phones and a speaker box together valued $149,050.

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Sgt Shazeed Mohammed prosecuted in the matter.

Criminal records were presented for the four after their guilty pleas.

Jagroo was sentenced to five years in prison while Rapier was sentenced to three years. Jacob and John were each sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Hendricks was placed on $240,000 bail. He will reappear in court on October 8.


A “cease to report” to work order has been issued to the teacher at Tranquillity Government Primary School in Port of Spain who has been accused of verbally abusing and threatening her pupils.

Sold to the Oilfields Wor­kers’ Trade Union (OWTU) for US$700 million ($4.76 billion). A company wholly owned by the OWTU has been selected as the preferred bidder of the State-owned Pointe-a-Pierre refinery, formerly Petrotrin.

PRESIDENT general of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget says the union’s winning bid for the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery is for all citizens, not just former Petrotrin workers. Government yesterday announced Patriotic Ener­gies and Technologies Com­pany Ltd, a company wholly owned by the OWTU, as the successful bidder for the sale of the refinery.

Three men wearing what appeared to be police tactical gear shot and killed a Petit Valley man on Thursday night. The deceased has been identified as Daniel “Danny Boy” Gowrie, 35, of Upper Stoer Drive, Petit Valley.