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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
G4S security officers look on as a wrecker carrying the Nissan Xtrail which was reportedly used in Monday’s robbery of an armoured vehicle at Republic Bank’s ATM in St Helena Junction. Photo by:ABRAHAM DIAZ

Rhondor Dowlat

In less than 12 hours, police arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with Monday’s over $1 million heist at a Republic Bank Limited ATM in St Helena, Piarco.

Intelligence received led investigators to the suspect’s Trincity home at about 11 pm that same day, where they also found a white Tucson believed to have been used in the robbery parked in the suspect’s driveway. The suspect is said to be a labourer. The vehicle was impounded and it later confirmed it was reported as stolen.

The other vehicle used in the robbery, a silver Nissan X-trail, which was the initial getaway vehicle used by the suspects, is also being processed by crime scene investigators. That vehicle, which bore no licence plates, was found abandoned in a bushy area at Centeno Road, El Carmen Village.

According to a police report, at about noon on Monday three armed men, who announced a robbery, approached three armed G4S Secured Solutions Limited estate constables who were restocking the ATM. The guards were relieved of their guns and eight bins containing the money before escaping in the silver Nissan X-Trail.

Cpl Steve Rajoo of the Cunupia CID is leading enquiries.


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