MiyVue.com understands that today (17th Nov.) the financial institution and its customers were robbed at gunpoint.
Information which has reached this media house suggests that this morning, sometime before 11:00, the financial institution was robbed by a number of gun-brandishing individuals. It is understood that after the incident occurred and the thieves made their exit by foot, customers exited the establishment shouting, “robbery, robbery!”
Inspector Vaughan Henderson, in an exclusive interview with MiyVue.com, confirmed that the robbery did take place and that the authorities are currently conducting their investigations.
“Police received the call at about 10:40 a.m. and they responded immediately. Members from the Anti-Gang Unit, Special Services Unit (SSU) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) as well as other uniformed officers that were patrolling the general area of Basseterre responded to the call. Police inquiries revealed that three masked men entered the St. Kitts Co-Operative Credit Union on New Street and robbed the employees and some customers of their cell phones and an undisclosed sum of money.”
Rumours reaching MiyVue suggest that the men who entered the business were disguised with wigs. Asked to confirm of refute this, Henderson explained that he does not have such information and even if he did, he would not have disclosed such to the media.
He has indicated however that no suspects are in custody at this time.
In recent months, the Nagico outlet, Western Union outlet and TDC Sandy Point Branch, the St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank, Sandy Point Branch, Gillard’s Gas Station and the Wellington Road branch of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and other business entities.
Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime (ACP Crime) Joseph Liburd has encouraged all business to take specific measures to reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of such incidents.