Cops release robbery suspect

| 17/04/2017

(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: A 29-year-old George Town man who was arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a cash van outside Foster’s supermarket by the airport last weekend has been released on police bail. The RCIPS made their first arrest in the case on Easter Sunday (16 April) on suspicion of robbery, possession of an unlicensed firearm and attempted murder. But on Monday police said he had been let go as inquiries continue.

The robbery was committed by two masked men, both of whom had guns which fired multiple times. The armoured vehicle was robbed as it pulled up outside the busy supermarket shortly before 7:00 the evening of 8 April. One of the security guards with the van was shot and injured in both the arm and leg. He has since been treated and released from hospital.

This was the first suspect to be arrested in the case after officers found the white Honda CRV getaway vehicle in Admiral’s Landing with the help of the public just days after the heist. It is understood they have also questioned a woman who posted pictures on her Facebook page shortly after the robbery, posing by a white car with large bundles of cash. She has not been arrested.

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