By PETER RICHARDS
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The manager of a fast food restaurant was shot and killed here on Sunday night as Trinidad and Tobago police were kept busy over the weekend dealing with a number of criminal activities.
Police said that gunmen shot and killed Ashmeed Mohammed at around midnight at the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Cipriani Boulevard on the outskirts of the capital, by three men in an apparent robbery.
“At McDonald’s we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague Ashmeed. Our hearts are with his loved ones. Ashmeed was known for his outstanding level of service, enthusiasm and dedication; our team will miss him greatly,” Mc Donald’s said in a statement.
The company said it was assisting the authorities who are also probing the murder of 17-year-old Kevon Paul, who was shot and killed in a drive-by attack in Claxton Bay, south of here, on Sunday night.
Police said that the teenager was shot and killed near his home.
The authorities are also investigating the murders of Kadeem Chrichlow, who was shot and killed in Maraval, in the northern suburbs of the capital and Brian Layne, who was gunned down in central Trinidad.
So far this year, more than 200 people have been murdered.
Lawmen are also probing an incident in which a pundit from India and his family were held up by bandits.
The police said that the robbery took place on the compound of the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Freeport, in west central Trinidad, where Pundit Gajendra Kumar lives with his wife and children.
During the ordeal, which lasted about two hours, the armed and masked bandits stole approximately TT$35,000 in cash and about TT$85,000 worth of jewelry. – CMC