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Robber makes off with seventy thousand dollars

An armed thief escaped with seventy thousand dollars yesterday. Police say that the driver of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) reported that he went to Belize Bank Branch on Albert Street to do his normal deposits and withdrawal for the Embassy, however, as he was about to exit the parking lot of the bank he was approached by a man who pointed a firearm to his face and demanded the money. The driver, fearing for his life, handed over a manila envelope containing $70,000. The thief then rode off on a bicycle making good his escape. Police investigation continues.