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Car-jacking, armed robberies, TCI Police hands full with new gun crimes

#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Saturday September 1, 2018 – Another string of armed robberies is keeping the TCI Police busy and vexing the general public and points to a trend of ‘car-jackings’ now.

It had appeared that the scandalous and scary gun crimes in the Turks and Caicos were a thing of the past, but it is another summer and another surge in armed offences.     

On Tuesday night, four men were offered a ride says the Police report; those men robbed the driver – likely a jitney operator – of his wallet which contained identification cards and they took his green Nissan car.  The incident happened at the corner of Bible Street in Blue Hills. The armed men also got away with a black iPhone 7 and cash. This incident was reported to Central Police Station from around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday August 28, 2018.

Police say the next robbery was around 9 p.m. and involved three gunmen, who carjacked a woman in Five Cays. Stolen from the lady was a black Honda vehicle, cellular phone and other personal items.  The car has since been recovered near a bank on Leeward Highway, damaged said the report and the woman is unhurt physically.   

About a half hour later the same night, a third incident was reported and again involved three masked, armed men who robbed the P&K Spendless Supermarket on Cooper Jack Bay Road.  The men seems to have used that black Honda, stolen in Five Cays, for the crime as it was said they made good their escape, with cash from the store, in a black vehicle.

If you have information non this or any other crime, the Police are asking for you to report it.  Use Crime Stoppers, 1-800-8477.


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