Suspect held for ATM robbery

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of three security officers who were at the time replenishing a Republic Bank Limited ATM, in the Caroni district on Monday.

The suspect, a labourer of Trincity, was arrested by officers attached to the Cunupia and Chaguanas Criminal Investigations Departments (CID), around 11 pm on Monday.

The incident occurred around 12:10pm at the St. Helena Junction, when three armed G4S Secured Solutions Limited Estate Constables, who were restocking an ATM, were approached by three armed assailants who announced a robbery.

The suspects then relieved the constables of eight bins containing an undisclosed amount of cash and two loaded firearms from the victims, before escaping in a silver Nissan X-Trail motor vehicle.

The said vehicle was found abandoned at Centeno Road, El Carmen Village, St. Helena, without registration plates.

CCTV footage showed the suspects switching into a white Hyundai Tucson motor vehicle and making their escape.

Inquiries led to the 38-year-old suspect being arrested, after officers found the same white Tuscon parked in the driveway of the suspect’s Trincity home.

Both vehicles were seized, processed and discovered to have been reported as stolen.

Cpl. Steve Rajoo, of the Cunupia CID, is leading enquiries

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