Police in Trinidad and Tobago are searching for a man who pretended to be a security officer and got away with TT$83,000 (US$12,322) from the state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Monday, December 10.
CAL issued a brief statement confirming that “an undisclosed sum of money was unlawfully removed from the Piarco International Airport on Monday December 10, 2018 by a man purporting to be a G4S security officer”.
“The matter has been reported to and is being investigated by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS),” it added.
The TTPS gave further details in a statement, saying that at around 10 a.m., a man dressed in a G4S security uniform approached CAL’s service desk at the airport and said he was there to collect a “cash-in-transit”.
CAL employees then handed him two bags of cash. It was only discovered after the “security officer” had left that he was an imposter.