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Two security guards robbed of $200,000
Gunmen held up two security guards employed with Sentinel Security and robbed them of over $202,743 and a loaded .357 revolver on Monday evening. Police said around 6.10 pm, security guards Mohanlal Balliraj, 54, of Longdenville, and Anthony Nicholas, 34, of Moruga, were at Reid Road Extension, Point Fortin, when a light green Mazda 323 pulled up alongside their van. Two robbers, wearing masks and wielding guns, ordered Nicholas to lie on the ground and took his cellphone. Balliraj was robbed of a bag containing $202,743 in cash and cheques, as well as his licensed gun and six rounds of ammunition. The thieves escaped in their waiting car and an All Points Bulletin was despatched for police to be on the lookout for the bandits. However, no arrests have yet been made. PC Dickerson, of the Point Fortin police, is investigating.
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