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Weekend Hold-up Men Still At Large

Officers of the Serious Crimes Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Force are still following clues which could lead to to the apprehension of armed men who carried out at a spate of robberies on the weekend on Providenciales.

according to the police, based on preliminary reports, at around 9:22p.m. on May 27th, a call was placed to the Police Control Room informing officers of a robbery on Sandbar Street , Five Cays. The victims of the robbery – a male and female- reported they were inside a parked vehicle when a vehicle pulled alongside them and four armed men exited. The armed men proceeded to rob the victims of their valuables and vehicle.

At about 9:27 p.m., a report was received from a male victim who stated whilst driving his vehicle behind the Paradise Baptiste Church, he was stopped by three heavily armed males, all wearing ski masks. The robbers got inside the victim’s vehicle, pointed a gun at him, placed him in the back seat, then drove off. The victim managed to jump from the moving vehicle and escaped.

Approximately 9:50 p.m., the Police Control Room received a call of a robbery in progress at a Bar located along Academy Way, Downtown. RTCIPF officers were dispatched to the scene. Based on reports, two armed men entered the establishment and proceeded to rob the patrons. Two male victims were struck on the head with firearms by the robbers. The robbers escaped in a silver vehicle.



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