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Western Union robbed, trio gets away in bold heist in Providenciales

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#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Tuesday October 16, 2018 – Workers are thankful to be safe after an armed robbery of Western Union at Quality Food Centre on Hospital Lane, Providenciales around 11:30 a.m. 

Magnetic Media is told by staff that Police arrived quickly, still it was mere seconds too late though as the trio of robbers got away with the cash after firing shots in the building and speeding off in a car.

Young, slender males burst into the store and made a beeline toward and demanded cash from the Western Union agent.  Staff explain the males were masked and actually used their t-shirts to cover their faces, concealing their identities. 

Police were inside investigating the scene for roughly two hours as workers remained outside; frazzled but fine.

There was no stand-off, or hostage situation nor was any suspect captured at the scene, according to eyewitnesses.  All of these speculations had been circulating on social media.

The men had parked just outside the entrance doors, we are told, and got away in the very same vehicle.

It was confirmed too that Quality Food Centre is outfitted with security camera surveillance.

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