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Cops seize shotgun

By CECILY ASSON Wednesday, November 14 2012

POLICE have seized a licenced 16 gauge shotgun and 72 rounds of 16 gauge cartridges from a house in Penal following a report that a close male relative of the gun owner had allegedly fired off the weapon.

A 26-year-old labourer is now assisting police with their investigations. According to a report, at about 10 am last Friday, officers of the South Western and Southern Division Task Forces responded to a report of a shooting incident in Barrackpore.

The incident involved a blue Toyota Corolla car and acting on information officers went to Ribeiro Trace, Rock road, Penal where they found the same vehicle and interviewed the driver as to whether or not he was the owner of a firearm. He told officers that the weapon belonged to his father who was not at home at the time. They conducted a search of the house and police later seized the SBBL Topper 16 gauge shotgun along with the quantity of cartridges which was found in a wooden box in the living room of the house. They also seized the firearm user’s licence and a booklet and took it to the Penal Police Station for safekeeping. Investigations are continuing.

And in an unrelated incident, police are looking for three men who robbed Lorenzo Pamphille of his B 15 Nissan Sunny car at knife point minutes after he agreed to give them a lift to Siparia.

The men had been liming at a bar in Penal.

Pamphille, 21, of Siparia told police at about 8.30 pm on Monday, he was liming at Benjie’s Bar at Lachoos Road, Penal, when three men approached him and asked to be taken to Siparia. However on reaching La Brea Trace, one of the men placed a knife to his neck and announced a hold-up. A struggle ensued during which time, Pamphille sustained a minor cut to his finger. Police said he stopped the vehicle and ran out leaving behind the men, one of whom took over the wheel and sped off in the said vehicle. PC Wears is continuing enquiries.

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