Armed bandits on Wednesday evening robbed
Trinidad beverage giant, Ansa McAl Trading of
some $5M cash and relieved a security guard of
his weapon during a daring attack at the
company's Public Road, La Penitence main office.
cash and weapon stolen
Police say they have since detained one
employee as investigations continue.
According to a police statement the incident
occurred around 7:15 pm on Wednesday. The
statement added that investigations have so far
revealed that the accountant together with
another employee and a security guard employed
by a popular security service were in a room
where money belonging to the company was being
The accountant reportedly sent the employee
to purchase beers. On his return the employee
was confronted by the two men who held him at
gunpoint. The guard subsequently opened the door
and was confronted by them. He was robbed of his
Special Taurus revolver with six
live matching rounds and the company of its
money. During the process, the accountant was
also robbed of personal items and $14,000, the
police release added.
Stabroek News made contact with the company
yesterday, but no one was available to shed any
light on the robbery. Police sources told this
newspaper that it would appear that something
sinister went on.