According to police reports, just before closing time on Thursday, (14th October), the men forced their way into a branch of Western Union, located on the corner of Bank Street and West Independence Square Street, proceeding to rob the on duty cashier of an undisclosed sum of money.
The robbers apparently were not too concerned about their identity being known because though one covered his face with a cloth or bandana, the face of the other perpetrator was exposed.
The incident is reported to have occurred around 3:30pm, at the Western Union branch which is located on the premises of TDC, in the vicinity of their airline department, and less than 400 meters from the island’s main police station, on Cayon Street.
Though there was a quick police response, they were unable to apprehend the gunmen who were nowhere to be found.
Neither the police nor TDC, which operates the Western Union branch, have disclosed the value of the loot but it is reported that the alleged robbers, made off with a package of coins and paper currency.
The robbery, which is the third on a major financial institution in recent months, was successfully staged, despite the presence of an on duty female private security officer, who was not armed. She is said to have been threatened by the gunmen while they carried out the robbery.