The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force’s (RSCNPF) Press and Public Relations Office issued a press release on 9th December 2010 indicating that the police responded to a “report of a shooting incident at Salt Pond Alley…to make enquiries”.
The preliminary investigations, according to the report, revealed “that a Salt Pond Alley resident was in his yard when a masked man dressed in dark clothing entered the yard and fired a number of shots and left.
“The resident was not injured and there are no other reports of anyone being injured as a result of this shooting incident. The scene was processed by officers of the Crime Scene Department and items of evidential value were collected for further analysis. There are no suspect(s) in custody for this incident…” the press release informed.
MiyVue.com spoke with an individual who indicated that they witnessed part of the incident.
“I was inside my house and I came outside to buy something and when I came out, three gun men ran down the alley and I went back in. They had on masks. They had guns and they had shades over their masks. When I went back inside I heard the shots. I heard about five shots. Nobody got shot,” the individual disclosed.
The RSCNPF has indicated that it is making investigations into the incident.
Meanwhile, the authorities are making investigations into a break-in incident which took place at the St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank’s C. A. Paul Southwell Industrial Park ATM.
“On Wednesday 8th December 2010 at approximately 6:00 a.m. a Senior Manager of the St. Kitts Nevis and Anguilla National Bank reported to police at Basseterre that the ATM …was broken into. Police detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) responded and their enquires revealed that some unknown person(s) jumped the wire fence enclosing the ATM building and broke open the back metal door damaging the lock and leaving the door ajar and all the alarms were activated.”
The police further inform, however, that no money was stolen from the vault neither was the vault tampered with. The scene was processed by officers from the Crime Scene Department and to date, there are no suspects relative to this matter.