Another bandit has been shot and killed by police- this time in Couva. According to reports, the dead man was shot by police after he and his accomplice were intercepted following a heist they conducted at a cellular store in Couva, on Monday.
Police reports state that the men walked into the establishment at KK Plaza located at the corner of Noel Street and Southern Main Road in Couva, where they announced a holdup at gunpoint.
The employees of the store were robbed of cash, cell phones and accessories valued at over $150,000. The incident reportedly took place at around 4:40pm. Following their escape, the police were contacted and a manhunt for the suspects was initiated by Senior Superintendent Johnny Abraham.
The men were spotted by officers on La Croix Street and reportedly fired at the police, following which police returned fire and Kwesi De Coteau was shot. The second suspect managed to escape however police later apprehended him in Couva. He is expected to be charged with robbery and firearm related offences.
Police say all of the stolen items were recovered.