Police are investigating a break-in at the residence of the Chinese ambassador to TT in St Clair in which cash and jewellery were stolen.
Police said a 55-year-old employee of the embassy who lives on the same compound as the Chinese Ambassador at Trinidad Crescent, Federation Park, St Clair, left the house at around 8.30 am with his wife to go to work at the Chinese embassy.
Both returned at around 1.30 pm to find their home ransacked with a window pried open.
Investigators said TT$3,000, US$1,000, $4,000 in Chinese currency and 400 Euros were stolen.
Also missing were a gold ring, a necklace, a bracelet, a watch and a leather handbag.
The ambassador's quarters were not broken into.
Investigators are using CCTV footage from the street to identify the bandits who escaped in two Nissan Tiida cars.
St Clair police are continuing enquiries.
This story was originally published with the title "Bandits steal $2,000 from home of Chinese Ambassador" and has been adjusted to include additional details. See original post below.
St Clair police are at the home of the Chinese ambassador in Federation Park where four men reportedly stole a quantity of cash.
Police said the men went to the ambassador's home at around 2 pm where they jumped over a wall.
Once inside the men went to the cook's quarters where they stole $2,000 in cash.
An alarm was raised and the police were called.
Police went to the scene just as the bandits left the scene in two Nissan Tiida cars.
Police are still searching for the men.