Anton Samuel

Charged: Anton Samuel

A 39-year-old man has been charged for the offence of robbery with aggravation following an incident which occurred in Santa Cruz on June 18.

Anton Samuel, of Laventille Extension, Morvant, appeared at the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court the following day. The matter was postponed to July 22.

A Glock 30 pistol, belonging to the victim, a police officer, was also recovered and taken for analysis.

The victim reported standing in his yard after exiting his vehicle when he was approached by an armed, masked individual, who demanded cash. He attempted to draw his licensed firearm when it was taken by a second suspect. The suspects escaped in a waiting car after taking a sum of cash from the victim’s vehicle. The car was later intercepted, however, there was only one suspect found in the vehicle. He was arrested.