Police Encourage Residents to Be Aware Of Surroundings, Exercise Caution In View Of Halfmoon Courtyard Robberies

Police Press Release

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 21, 2015 (RSCNPF): Officers at the Frigate Bay Police Station and the Criminal Investigations Division are actively investigating two (2) Robberies in the Halfmoon Courtyard Community on Friday (November 20).

According to station reports, a resident of Moon Courtyard reported to police that sometime after 9:00pm on Friday night, he along with his wife were at home when attacked by two (2) masked men, dressed in black, wearing gloves and carrying guns and robbed them of US 300.00. The assailants then stole and drove away in the victims white CRV Jeep.

Station reports further indicate that several other residents in various apartments in a multi-unit building at Half Moon Courtyard, reported that they were robbed while in their apartments by two (2) masked men of US $1500. The assailants then moved to another apartment in the building and robbed the occupants of ECC $300.00 and a third apartment where they robbed that tenant of US $2700.00 and also took ECC $200.00

All of the victims reported that the men were dressed in all black with masks and gloves and carried a guns. They took their phones to prevent them from calling the police. After the robbery, the phones were returned to them. At which time the called the Police for assistance

Later that same night another report was made to the Frigate Bay Police Station. That report stated that a male victim indicated that while driving along Halfmoon Bay he noticed a white CRV driving behind him, he stopped and signaled the vehicle to pass. He says a man dressed in all black, approached the vehicle and hit him on his head with what appeared to be a gun.

Officers of the Frigate Bay Police Station, Criminal Investigation Department, Special Service Unit and the Forensic Services Unit responded to the scenes. The Investigations into these reports are ongoing.

“Citizen Safety is a priority for the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, we ask for your support as we fight crime in our communities. If you have information regarding any criminal activity, call your nearest Police Station and share the information you may have, you can also do so by calling our anonymous crime hotline Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS),” said, Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime, Mr. Ian Queeley.

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