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Armed men rob Piarco

UPDATE, 3:12 pm:

An abandoned black Toyota Hilux believed to be involved in the Piarco Airport robbery was found on Oropune Boulevard shortly before 3 p.m.

#NewsdayAtTheScene on Oropune Boulevard where the vehicle believed to have been used in the Piarco Airport robbery was abandoned. #NewsdayTT pic.twitter.com/YGjMoISVIP

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Police officers at the scene picked up the car for towing.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

Piarco Airport security officers are working with police after a brazen daylight robbery at the airport just after midday.

Newsday was told that the bandits made off with about $5 million in cash.

Three men in camouflage uniforms and masks entered the cargo area driving an SUV and intercepted a cargo cart which was heading into the port.

The men ambushed security personnel, made them lie on the ground and made off with the contents of the cart.

Stay with Newsday for more updates.

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