Crime reporter accused of robbery, firing at cops
Police allege the four initially posed as police
Authorities say Trinidad Express reporter Akile Simon and TV6 cameraman Brendon Alexander teamed up with a security guard and a taxi driver to commit the robbery in a town outside Port-of-Spain.
Police allege the four initially posed as police, showing the shop owner a phony warrant.
The gang is accused of engaging officers in a shootout shortly after robbing the store of $28,000 and nine bottles of whiskey. The security guard was shot in the leg before they surrendered.
The reporter and the cameraman pleaded not guilty to robbery charges at a court hearing Thursday.
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