Reports reaching MiyVue suggest that a coaster bus bearing the registration number GT68, said to be the property of “Caribbean Journey Masters” tour operators – owned by Troy ‘Spuddy’ Hendrickson – was travelling along the winding road which leads to the fortress, when a blockade of boulders was observed.
These reports further suggest that the driver, who has been identified as Udel Herbert of St. Peters, stopped the vehicle and disembarked to make investigations. While details of the entire incident remain sketchy, MiyVue understands that this was when masked gunmen launched their attack.
MiyVue understands that the driver is alleged to have fled the scene, leaving his vehicle and passengers behind, and proceeded to board the vehicle which was travelling in the opposite direction to the one which he drove. That vehicle, reports suggest, collected the driver and made its way to the nearest police station where a report was made.
Details of the attack are yet vague however unconfirmed reports suggest that the tourists were robbed. Police officers reportedly responded and processed the scene.
Public Relations Officer to the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Inspector Vaughan Henderson, in an exclusive interview with MiyVue confirmed that a robbery did take place and while he gave no details, he informed that investigations are being made.
MiyVue made contact with Hendrickson who promised comment on the issue but explained that he was currently engaged. Shortly before press time, he was contacted again and confirmed that his vehicle was involved in the incident but informed that he was still engaged and could not comment then.