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Posted: Friday 10 February, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Armed bandits rob judge & expat; break-in at Nevis High Court

ACP Robert Liburd
By: Stanford Conway,

    CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – POLICE are currently investigating two armed robberies involving foreigners and a break-in; all of which occurred last night (Feb. 9) on Nevis.


    Information reaching this publication states that a non-national judge and his family, who were within a private home at Monkey Rock in the vicinity of Golden Rock, were robbed of an undisclosed sum of money.


    This information was confirmed by the Officer-in-Charge of the Nevis Division of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Assistant Commissioner of Police Robert Liburd.


    ACP Liburd told this media house that at about 10:20 last night, a man, armed with a black machete and was wearing a black shirt, black pants, black shoes and black mask entered the home and demanded money from the judge.


    He also said that on receipt of the money, the bandit immediately fled the scene, and that no one was injured during the robbery.


    ACP Liburd also spoke to another robbery involving an expat who resides on Nevis but regularly goes abroad on short trips.


    He stated that at approximately 9:30 last night, three masked, armed men entered the Morning Star, Gingerland home of the aged man and deprived him of an undisclosed sum of money and two cellular phones, among other personal items.


    Also, the ACP stated, the Nevis High Court was broken into either late last night or early this morning and stole a number of items including a CPU.


    He stated that no suspects were as yet apprehended for the three offences but police are working assiduously to bring them to justice.


    ACP Liburd is appealing to members of the public who may have information on any of the three incidents to “come forward so that we can arrest the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice”.


    He said the information could be conveyed by calling the Charlestown Police Station at 469-5391or any other station on the island.


    He also said that the information could be given anonymously and would be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality.


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