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Brazen robbery

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
G4S security officers look at the wrecker carrying the Nissan Xtrail which was reportedly used during the midday robbery of the G4S Security armoured vehicle at the Republic Bank Blue Machine, St Helena Junction, yesterday. Photo by:ABRAHAM DIAZ

Eyewitnesses to today’s brazen robbery of a G4S Security armoured vehicle and its four armed guards have described it as “like a scene out of an action movie.”

According to a police report, at about noon the armoured vehicle had backed up towards Republic Bank’s ATM machine at St Helena, Piarco, when three masked gunmen ambushed its four security guards.

Police said the men announced a hold-up and seized the weapons belonging to the G4S guards. The men then stole an undisclosed amount of cash stored in money bags and made their escape in a silver Nissan X-trail.

Two teams of police officers from the Caroni and Las Lomas police stations responded to the scene of the crime within minutes.

Investigating officers said the getaway vehicle, which bore no licence number plates, was later recovered abandoned in a bushy area in Las Lomas.

CCTV footage of the robbery was retrieved by investigating officers.

Preliminary investigations have since pointed to an employee of the security company who police suspect could be involved in the daring heist.

Police said eyewitnesses told them that the G4S security officers were at that time replenishing the cash dispensing bins when the gunmen ambushed them.

Investigations are continuing.


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