(CMR) Two women who had just left ATMs were among the victims of three armed robberies which took place last night, 8 December, in George Town.
This is the second time since last weekend that the police have responded to three robberies in one night.
Reports are that at about 7:50 pm, officers received a report of a robbery that had occurred outside a residence in the Prospect area. A woman had just parked at the location when a masked man approached her vehicle, brandished a firearm at her, and demanded cash. The man then fled the location on foot with a quantity of cash.
The suspect is described as slim, about 5’6” in height, with light brown complexion, and appears to be in his early 20s. He was wearing a black hoodie, shorts, a black mask, and gloves.
At about 8:35 pm, officers responded to a report of a robbery that had occurred at a bar on Boilers Road, George Town. A masked man entered the bar brandishing a firearm and demanded money from the workers there. The man then fled the location with a quantity of cash taken from the registers and the workers.
The suspect is described as being of slim build, about 5’7”-5’8” in height. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, shades, and a black mask.
At about 8:50 pm, officers received a report of a robbery that had occurred outside a residence in the Smith Road area of George Town. A woman had just parked at the location when a masked man approached her vehicle, brandished a firearm at her, and demanded cash. The man fled the location with a bank card belonging to the woman.
The suspect is described as being of slim build, about 5’8” in height. He was wearing a mask, dark hoodie, blue jeans, and shades.
All three incidents are under investigation, with detectives pursuing all lines of inquiry, including whether the incidents are linked.
“Our inquiries have revealed that the first and third incident occurred shortly after the victims had attended ATMs. We are advising the public to exercise caution and vigilance when conducting financial transactions, especially withdrawing cash during night time hours. Report any suspicious activity, whether persons or vehicles, by contacting 9-1-1. We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the perpetrators, any information provided could be of help,” said Superintendent Peter Lansdown.
Anyone with information is asked to contact George Town CID at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or their website.