Monday 9 December, 2019

Workers to be questioned after break-in at BIR

Central Division police are investigating a report of a burglary at the Chaguanas office of the Board of Inland Revenue (BIR).

The burglary was discovered on Tuesday morning by officials from the office.

Upon arriving, they observed a hole on the southern side of the Ramsaran Street, Chaguanas office and notified police.

It was soon discovered that a steel vault which contained a large quantity of cash – estimated to be at $150,000 – had been cut into.

It is speculated that the intruders used a blow torch to gain access to the building and the vault. 

The building was secured at 5 pm on Monday, and it is believed that the burglary would have taken place on Monday night.

A team of officers led by ACP Surujdeen Persad, Snr Sup Kenny McIntyre, and Snr Sup Ajith Persad, visited the scene.

Footage from CCTV cameras at the building as well as surrounding businesses were also secured and are expected to be reviewed today.

Officials are also expected to question workers at the office today. 

This robbery comes just over two weeks after the Montrose branch of First Citizen’s Bank was robbed of an estimated $3 million. 

More on this as it becomes available. 

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