Princes Town mechanic granted $100K bail on robbery charge


    A Princes Town mechanic has been granted $100,000 bail and must report to police three times a week following a robbery charge.

    33-year-old Michael Gene appeared in court yesterday after being arrested on April 27th 2021 in Oropouche.

    His arrest followed a report that, around 10:10pm that day, a 52-year-old woman and her female relative were allegedly robbed on Pond Street, Aripero.

    They told police that a Nissan AD Wagon blocked their path along the road before two men exited the wagon and relieved them of a cell phone, cash and credit cards before escaping.

    The suspect was arrested later that night after a shootout with police – two others ran off but a gun and ammunition were found.