(Trinidad Guardian) The hunt is on for a Marabella man who stole a police vehicle from the same officers who were chasing him.
According to reports, SRP constables Mohammed and Vincent, who are attached to the Emergency Response Patrol, South, was driving a marked police vehicle near the Claxton Bay flyover around 9 am when they got a report of an accident along the south-bound lane of the Solomon Hochoy Highway, near St Margaret’s.
The officers went to the scene and on arriving, one of the occupants in a vehicle parked along the shoulder got out and began walking away quickly. Suspicious of this, the officers left the police SUV and followed the man. The man crossed the flyover and as the officers followed, he suddenly doubled back in a westerly direction, leaving the officers across the highway.
He then ran into the police SUV and sped off onto the Cedar Hill Road. A report was made and St Margaret’s police pursued the stolen SUV. It was later found abandoned along the old train line in St Margaret’s. The suspect has already been identified as a man from the area.
Investigators are optimistic that the suspect will be caught soon.