Persons in custody assisting with Credit Union robbery investigations

Well-placed sources close to MiyVue have confirmed that following the incident which took place this morning sometime before 10:40, police officers had taken in excess of three persons into custody to “assist with investigations” in the robbery.

Workers and clients of the St. Kitts Co-Operative Credit Union were horrified this morning when three gunmen, hiding under the disguise of wigs, entered the establishment and stole a sum of money and personal items before reportedly making their exit southward along New Street.

Police, reports suggest, executed a quick response and the scene was accordingly processed.

A police communiqué released shortly after the incident occurred bore words of reassurance from the police force’s High Command that investigations are “feverishly” ongoing and that it is doing all possible to ensure that St. Kitts Nevis, its habitants and its visitors are safe.

“The High Command wishes to reassure the general public that all is being done to ensure that St. Kitts and Nevis remains a safe destination to live and visit and that this robbery is certainly not the norm, but is a crime of opportunity, as a number of police officers from various units were deployed on patrol in the Basseterre area this morning.”

The High Command, the release also indicates, continues to crave the invaluable support and cooperation of the public relative to this and other incidents. 

“The high command is also once again appealing to the members of the general public to render their assistance and support in providing information in relation to this matter or any other crime.”

Persons with information are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 465-2241 ext 230 and can divulge such information on condition of anonymity. The force is reminding the public that all information received will be confidentially handled.

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