Information which MiyVue.com has received indicates that sometime that afternoon, staff members were instructed by management to “shut up shop” and take the remainder of the day off.
This media house understands that on Thursday 18th November, the Credit Union was closed for business and was likely to close for the remainder of the week.
A representative of the financial institution spoke with MiyVue.com this morning (Friday 19th November), who confirmed that the bank will be closed until Monday of next week (22nd Nov). The representative also indicated that the institution is currently implementing measures which would seek to protect staff and customers against such attacks and to prevent the likelihood of a recurrence.
At about 10:40 that morning, armed bandits, said to have been under the disguise of wigs, entered the indigenous establishment (New Street branch) and pilfered an undisclosed sum of money from the establishment and reportedly stole personal items from its customers.
Members of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force swiftly responded following the incident and processed the scene. A number of persons have been held by police and are said to be assisting in the investigations.
The St. Kitts Co-Operative Credit Union is the latest is a string of businesses – mostly financial – that have fallen victim to the evil and misguided intentions of some individuals.
Other businesses which have been targeted include the St. Kitts Nevis National Bank (Sandy Point Branch), Western Union (West Independence Square Street outlet), Nagico (Central Street outlet), Royal Bank of Canada (Wellington Road branch) and TDC (Sandy Point branch).
The authorities have indicated that there are making investigations into these and other matters.