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Copper hustle lands man in hot water

Port of Spain,Trinidad - Quick action by TSTT security contractors Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) resulted in the arrest and conviction of a 35 year old man who was caught attempting to steal copper from TSTT?s Air conditioning equipment on Keate Street Port of Spain.

On Wednesday January 26th the intruder, Ken Taylor of no fixed address, was sentenced to two months with hard labour when he appeared before Magistrate Marcia Murray at the Port-of-Spain 3rd Magistrate?s Court. Taylor had pleaded guilty to being in an enclosed compound for unlawful purposes, namely to steal.

Taylor was apprehended by ASSL officers last Saturday (January 22nd) at approximately 2.15 AM, after he was found climbing the bmobile cell tower located at 19 Keate Street. At the time, he was prying copper fittings loose. He later told the Police that he had been offered a “hustle” by another man to steal the copper.

Dennis Gordon TSTT?s Vice President of Organisation Risk and Security Services praised the diligent work of the ASSL officers and the rapid response back up from TSTT security officers. “Unfortunately, while we have made a significant dent in the incidence of theft of TSTT copper, we still face various risks such as this and we continue to be vigilant.”,Quick action by TSTT security contractors Amalgamated Security Services Limited (ASSL) resulted in the arrest and conviction of a 35 year old man who was caught attempting to steal copper from TSTT?s Air conditioning equipment on Keate Street Port of Spain.

On Wednesday January 26th the intruder, Ken Taylor of no fixed address, was sentenced to two months with hard labour when he appeared before Magistrate Marcia Murray at the Port-of-Spain 3rd Magistrate?s Court. Taylor had pleaded guilty to being in an enclosed compound for unlawful purposes, namely to steal.

Taylor was apprehended by ASSL officers last Saturday (January 22nd) at approximately 2.15 AM, after he was found climbing the bmobile cell tower located at 19 Keate Street. At the time, he was prying copper fittings loose. He later told the Police that he had been offered a “hustle” by another man to steal the copper.

Dennis Gordon TSTT?s Vice President of Organisation Risk and Security Services praised the diligent work of the ASSL officers and the rapid response back up from TSTT security officers. “Unfortunately, while we have made a significant dent in the incidence of theft of TSTT copper, we still face various risks such as this and we continue to be vigilant.”