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Posted: Thursday 11 April, 2019 at 2:38 PM

Four armed robberies in five days

By: Stanford Conway,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – POLICE are once again seeking members of the public assistance in bringing to justice the perpetrators of yet another armed robbery in St. Kitts.


    Police have reported that on Tuesday night (Apr. 9) two masked men had robbed a restaurant on Station Street in Old Road.

    Preliminary investigations have revealed that close to 9:00 p.m. the bandits, with what appeared to be firearms, had confronted a female cahier of the establishment and carted off two cellular phones and an undisclosed sum of money from the cash register before making good their escape.

    No one was reportedly injured during the incident and investigations are ongoing.

    The police are however asking anyone who might have any information about this incident 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 has been the fourth armed robbery in the twin-island Federation over a five-day period; three on St. Kitts and one on Nevis.

    The first one occurred in Nevis sometime after 1:00 p.m. on Friday (Apr. 5) when three armed masked men had confronted Ralph Ottley as he was about to enter the yard of his Brazziers 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.

    The second one was in St. Kitts.

    According to a police report, at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday (Apr. 6), a lone armed man a donning mask 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.

    And the third one also occurred in St. Kitts.

    Police reported that their investigations had 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 are also ongoing into these armed robberies.

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