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TCI Police investigate recent robberies and increase patrols and policing activity

#Providenciales, March 12, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is investigating four robberies on Providenciales reported between Saturday 9th March 2019 and Sunday 10th March 2019. These robberies occurred in Turtle Cove, Princess Drive, Donkey Lane and on the road near to the Palms resort. As a result of these robberies, the RT&CIPF are stepping up patrols and activity to identify and arrest those responsible.  

Acting Commissioner of Police Mr. Trevor Botting is appealing to both residents and visitors to remain vigilant when you are out about at night, “Today there was a meeting with Director of Tourism, TCHTA and myself to ensure that as partners we are doing all we can to keep visitors and residents safe on the Turks and Caicos.  We want to remind members of the public and visitors to pay close attention to their surroundings.  The Turks and Caicos Islands still remains one of the safest places for our visitors and tourists. We will be enacting a strategy as part of proactive enforcement, part increased resource allocation with beefing up patrols in hot spots and part crime prevention education on our social media platforms”.

Acting Commissioner Botting added, “We want the criminals to know, we will arrest you – you can be sure of that. My officers are working tirelessly to find you and bring you to justice. I want to also appeal to anyone who knows these criminals friends and family of these criminals to please, for the benefit of this country, report them- you can do so anonymously. Any tip, no matter how small could assist in putting these criminals behind bars”.

As the Police continues their investigation into these matters they are appealing to members of the public who may have been in the vicinity of the robberies and who may have witnessed them or if they have any information to contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 or 941-8082 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477.

Press Release: TCI Police

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