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Bank robbery suspects linked to botched ATM heist

By Susan Mohammed susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

THREE of the four men being investigated in connection with the $4.5 million robbery at a Sangre Grande branch of republic Bank, are linked to an attempt to steal an automated teller machine (ATM) in Guayaguayare.

The suspects are men, two aged 27 and 34, of Sangre Grande and a 21-year-old man of Freeport.

The three have been charged with robbing two security guards who were on patrol on the compound where the ATM is located, on February 14, when there was a botched attempt to steal the machine.

Meanwhile, police said that $2.1 million, part of the loot taken from Republic Bank branch on March 1, was recovered.

A party of police officers DCP Glen Hacket, Superintendent Daniel, Inspectors Singh and Doodhai and Sgt Harper carried out investigations and recovered the money in La Lomas.

Police said the money was discovered in three boxes hidden in bushes on Sunday. The arrests of the suspects were made over the weekend.

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