The man arrested for stealing the vehicle belonging to CNC3 anchor, Khamal Georges, is not taking the fall by himself. But he is not selling out his partners.
The suspect who lives in Belmont, told investigators over the weekend that he did not steal the vehicle the first time, but picked it up the second time outside the Besson Street Police Station.
Georges reported to the St James Police Station that he was held up by two masked men outside his home in St James around 2 am last Thursday.
The men robbed him of his keys to his apartment and his Kia Sportage SUV and drove away.
The vehicle was recovered by police on Thursday night at Bath Street, East Dry River and towed to the Besson Street Police Station. Within hours, a tall man with a beard, went to the police station, opened the vehicle and drove away with it.
A resident of the area was arrested and taken to the CID office, Port-of-Spain.
During the interrogation, the man flatly denied holding up Georges outside his home. He said he was approached by a man who gave him $200 and told him to collect a car by the Besson Street Police Station.
He was given the keys to the vehicle, so he went and calmly drove away with it and left it where he was told to do so. Asked who was behind the robbery, the suspect responded, “If I tell all yuh, I would get killed.”
When told that he could be charged with the actual robbery, the suspect remained silent after that.
The suspect will be placed on identification parades. But he does not fit the description of the two bandits who robbed Georges.