Three bandits were arrested after trying to steal money from the vehicle of soca star, Shal Marshal, on Thursday.
Despite warnings from the police not to do so, Marshall still left money in his car and obviously was followed by these three miscreants.
Quick work from the police led to the capture of the three bandits.
Marshall parked his Mercedes Benz at the Massy Technology car park along Tragarete Road around 11.45 am before entering the radio station where he is employed.
Less than half an hour later, a female relative arrived and handed him a quantity of cash. Marshall reportedly returned to his car, secured the money and went back to the station.
Around 1 pm, however, Marshall saw a man trying to break the left rear glass of the car and raised an alarm. The suspect ran but Marshall and a friend chased after him. The bandit later tried to get into a Nissan Almera with two male occupants which was parked a short distance away. But the suspect was prevented from getting into the vehicle and his partners sped off.
Officers of the Woodbrook Police Station, who were on patrol in the area, responded and arrested the suspect as he tried to flee the area on foot.
The getaway car was intercepted by Inter-Agency Task Force officers at the corner of Roberts and Carlos Streets, Woodbrook, a few minutes later and the two other suspects held. The three suspects, all in their twenties, were arrested and are expected to appear on ID parades soon.
Marshall is enjoying a bumper Carnival season with his song “Splinters”.