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T&T police probe multimillion-dollar robbery at Piarco Airport

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 3:58 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Police were searching for at least four gunmen who reportedly stole TT$5 million (TT$1 = US$0.16) during a daring daylight robbery at the heavily secured section of the Piarco International Airport, east of here on Wednesday.

Police have not released any information on the heist but media reports said that the gunmen, armed with high-powered weapons, held up an officer of a private security firm at around midday and made off with the cash that was destined for the sister isle of Tobago.

The media reports noted that the men dressed in camouflage clothing and wearing masks, gained access to the tarmac and held up the security officers guarding a cargo cart containing the cash.

Police in Central Trinidad are reported to have a black vehicle used in the robbery.