Bandits on a rampage in Nevis as business persons continue to be targeted

By: Gavincia Clarke

(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- Police Officers of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force are currently investigating a number of robberies that have occurred over the past few days.

Information reaching this publication revealed that this morning Wednesday, April 02, 2014 an assailant attempted to rob the Nevis Bakery van bus in the Cotton Ground area. Further information revealed that the attempted robbery was interrupted by police.

A number of Cotton Ground youths were detained and are currently in police custody for this incident.

This ‘bread van robbery’ follows one on Saturday morning, March 29, 2014 in the Hanley’s Road area. Unconfirmed reports reaching this media house indicate that the Nevis Bakery bread van was robbed in the vicinity of the St. Georges’ Anglican Church at about 11:00 a.m. by a masked gunman. That assailant is said to have made his getaway by running through the neighboring cemetery.

Also last night Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the day that is celebrated as ‘April Fool’s Day’ was not any joke or prank for owner of Fanny’s Variety Store that is located at Old Hospital Road, Charlestown, when a number of masked gunmen entered her establishment and robbed her at gun point.

It was reported that the bandits entered the store while customers were inside shopping, removed the cash register then quickly fled the scene.

On Friday, March 28, 2014 Brian ‘Buju’ Powell owner of Buju’s Snackette situated on Main Street was robbed at his Jessup’s Village home by two masked gunmen.

Nevispages learnt that ‘Buju’ along with his step daughter were downstairs their home when two gunmen entered and held both of them at gunpoint. The bandits demanded money from ‘Buju’ and threatened to shoot the girl if he did not comply.

They left the scene with an undisclosed sum of money, jewelry and a cell phone.

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