Three of the suspects in custody.

AN 18 year old woman and four men who allegedly robbed a household at Couva were arrested hours later at a beach resort in Mayaro early Saturday.

Coordinated surveillance by several police units tracked the alleged gang criminals to an apartment at Marakai Villas at Rabita Avenue and they were arrested shortly after midnight Saturday.

Police said that the robbery was committed by a woman and four men at Central Park, Balmain on Friday afternoon.

Officers of the Central, Southern and Eastern police divisions conducted surveillance and traced the vehicle that was seen leaving the crime scene.

Police said the surveilliance on the vehicle led them to the resort.

Insp Richardson of the Eastern Police Division, Eastern Division Task Force and Mayaro CID executed a search warrant at the apartment and detained the suspects.

Those arrested were an 18 year old woman of Roy Joseph Street, San Fernando, a 23 year old man of Claxton Bay, a 25 year old man of Chaguanas, a 37 year old man of Couva, and a 38 year old man of San Juan.

Police said the suspects were believed to be involved in robberies and home invasions across the country, and their pictures were to be circulated to police stations in all divisions.


PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accused media houses of “harassing people with lies”, saying yesterday media in Trinidad and Tobago were not independent but instead “have interests to protect”.

MARLENE McDonald has opted out.

The Port of Spain South Member of Parliament failed to show up for screening yesterday by the People’s National Movement (PNM).

There were only three nominees screened for that constituency — Trinidad and Tobago Sportswoman of the Year (2014) and Olympian Cleopatra Borel, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis and businessman and radio talk show host Wendell Stephen.

BACK-to-back harsh dry seasons have taken a toll on the country’s water supply.

Alan Poon-King, chief executive of the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), admitted yesterday that WASA is “experiencing challenges with maintaining a reliable water supply to several communities”.

National Security Minister Stuart Young says a group of Trinidad and Tobago nationals stranded in Guyana is expected to return home tomorrow.