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Posted: Wednesday 10 April, 2019 at 7:29 AM

Police investigating another armed robbery

By: Stanford Conway,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – POLICE on St. Kitts are investigating another armed robbery; this time on Wellington Road in Basseterre.


    According to a police communiqué, investigations revealed that at about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday (Apr. 7), three masked men, one of whom had what appeared to be a firearm, had entered a restaurant on Wellington Road and robbed the customers of an undisclosed sum of cash.

    The bandits had also taken an undisclosed sum of cash from the cash register before making good their escape.

    However, no one was reportedly injured during the robbery.

    Investigations into this incident are ongoing and the police are once again asking members of the public who might have any information pertaining to the robbery to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at the Basseterre Police Station by dialling 465-2241, the nearest police station or the Crime Hotline at 707.

    This is the third armed robbery in the twin-island Federation in as many days; two on St. Kitts and one on Nevis.

    Police on Nevis had reported that sometime after 1:00 p.m. on Friday (Apr. 5), three armed masked men had confronted Ralph Ottley of Brazziers as he was about to enter the yard of his home.

    The bandits then demanded money from Ottley and managed to escape with a small sum of cash. 

    Police said that before fleeing the scene, they fired several shots and Ottley was transported to the Alexandra Hospital, where he was treated and discharged for minor injuries.

    At about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday (Apr. 6), a lone armed and masked man had entered a bar in the Clay Ghaut area, demanded money and escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash.

    No one was reportedly injured during the incident. However, the police report did not state if the bandit had robbed a patron or patrons, or if it were the owner of the bar.

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