PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Tuesday December 11, 2018 – Police in Trinidad and Tobago are searching for a man who pretended to be a security officer and got away with TT$83,000 (US$12,322) from the state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) yesterday.
CAL issued a brief statement confirming that “an undisclosed sum of money was unlawfully removed from the Piarco International Airport on Monday December 10, 2018 by a man purporting to be a G4S security officer”.
“The matter has been reported to and is being investigated by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS),” it added.
The TTPS gave further details in a statement, saying that at around 10 a.m., a man dressed in a G4S security uniform approached CAL’s service desk at the airport and said he was there to collect a “cash-in-transit”.
CAL employees then handed him two bags of cash. It was only discovered after the “security officer” had left that he was an imposter.
“Investigators are at this time using all resources to retrieve the stolen cash,” the police statement said.