(Trinidad Express) A security guard was shot dead by thieves who stole more than a quarter million dollars during the hijacking of a security company vehicle in Macoya today.
Police have launched a massive search for the killers, locking down the major highways in North and Central Trinidad, and conducting police patrols along the major roadways in south Trinidad.
Around 4.30 a.m. a van owned by Sentinel Security Limited with two employees was headed east along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway.
Police said when in the vicinity of Johnson and Johnson Limited, the security van was struck from behind, and the driver stopped.
The occupants in the vehicle behind opened fire, hitting the security officer in the passenger seat several times. He died at the scene. The officer in the driver’s seat ran out of the van and hid in the bushes, while the thieves raided the van and stole the loot. Six bags containing cash, were stolen.
A portion of the highway was closed, causing traffic gridlock, as police steered vehicles onto secondary roads.
Police are currently at the scene.