TRINIDAD – 14 Bahamian tourists robbed

(CNS) – Two men are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Wednesday charged with 23 offences of robbery against 14 Bahamian tourists and nine other people.

The victims were passengers of a maxi taxi heading to an early morning Carnival cooler fete at Chaguaramas, last Sunday.

The suspects, aged 19 and 21, both of Carenage, were charged by Cpl Morgan Jones, of the Carenage Police Station.

The charges follow investigations into the robbery of two maxi taxis, in separate incidents, that were transporting passengers to a fete in Chaguaramas. The maxi taxis were stopped along McKenzie Road, Point Cumana, Carenage, by a man holding an object resembling a firearm, around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

The victims told police five other suspects came out of nearby bushes, soon thereafter and announced a hold-up, relieving the visitors and other passengers of items including a Rolex watch, other items of jewellery, cellular phones and local and foreign currencies.

None of the stolen items were recovered.