BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - SLEUTHS of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force have made a breakthrough in their investigation into a robbery that occurred at Fort Tyson Rise in Frigate Bay.
As a result of their investigation, police, on Wednesday (Nov. 15), had charged Joselo Nunez Pie of Infirmary Road, St. Johnston’s Village, and Jonathan Rawlins of Herbert Street, Newtown with the offence of Aggravated Robbery.
Pie, who hails from a Spanish-speaking country, was issued two copies of his charge - one in English and the other in his native tongue.
Police, in a media statement, said the robbery occurred between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on Saturday (Nov. 11), and that the victim reported that while getting ready for work, he heard someone knocking on his front door and calling his name.
In their statement, police indicated that the unidentified victim stated that upon opening the door, two assailants dressed in dark clothing with their faces covered rushed into his home and accosted him.
“The victim reported that one assailant physically restrained him while the other searched his home. Shortly thereafter, both assailants forced him to open the vault in his home office from which they stole a sum of money,” the police statement read.
According to the police, the assailants also stole several other items of value before bounding the victim and fleeing the scene.
The victim, the statement added, had sustained bruises to his neck and an elbow during the incident, “but is otherwise in good physical condition”.