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‘Bamboo’ Charged For Robbery With A Fake Gun


On Tuesday, January 9, 2024 about 12:15pm, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries received a report of a Robbery which occurred at Bocage, Castries.

The report was promptly responded to by the officers, who initiated an investigation.

Their diligent efforts resulted in the arrest of a suspect, who has been identified as Mervin Amedee, also known as Bamboo, a fifty-four year-old (54) resident of La Croix, Babonneau. The imitation firearm was also recovered.

On Thursday, January 11, 2024 Mervin Amedee was charged for the offences of Robbery and Using Imitation Firearm to Commit Robbery.

He was escorted to the First District Court in Castries for the purpose of bail. The court set bail at fifteen thousand dollars (XCD15000.00) cash, suitable surety or land documents.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is dedicated to ensuring that those who engage in criminal activities are brought to justice swiftly.

We appreciate the public’s continued support and encourage them to provide us with any information that could help us solve crimes.

Report any suspicious activity anonymously by calling the Crime Hotline at 555 or by downloading the RSLPF Crime Hotline Application from the Google Play Store.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Headline photo: Stock image.

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  1. What a load of nonsense!!! Far too much bail going on there, in many other places in the world this wouldn’t be as lenient… but hey anything goes in sweet St Lucia such a lovely place, but sadly the homicide rate will eventually catch up with your tourist trade!

  2. So for us to see the individual face seems to be a public crime for journalist. We lack deficiencies in so many ways. The motive here is robbery regardless if he went empty handed. Remand to jail without possibilities of bail needs to apply. What is going on in the head of the magistrate these days. Setting those bail sum isn’t going to curb crime esp. if the economy growing at such wonderful and exciting rate.

  3. A criminal bamboo with no mugshot….no ugly face for the public to see! Keep protecting criminals….dutty system!!

  4. Funny how quickly they can catch a would be thief with a fake gun but not those with real guns who kill people! Already 5 this year. Hmmmm something’s very wrong…

  5. @Perspective it’s sad regarding the crime rate on the island but this guy is stupid idiot that’s why they apprehended him so fast .

  6. @perspective – i wonder if the moderator will post it but i will repeat on loop. One thing i must say, until the police start to create a register of bullets/shells they find on crime scenes they won’t be able to do no trace because you know why? Listen to some rum shop conversation sometimes and you may decode a clue of what happens on the turf in real. You might be stunned to know that some license holder, illegal gun holders and some police officers along with arm guards, will very well rent their device to carry out crimes. This is just not an isolated case where gun violence are being ONLY carried by illegal weapons. Sometimes a license holder may have access to serval guns which may never register.

  7. Now tell me – a 54 year old idiot – at 54 that’s how you want to live. This is a crying shame – what a useless man or rather a poor excuse for a man.

  8. Post his mugshot or his pic so that people that do not know the scumbag can see what he looks like. This same criminal will be back in society after a short stint in the prison and repeat the same to a new set of victims who have no clue what he looks like–police need to change this and publicize their faces even though they are suspects–screw this old time British law and learn from us Americans!!!!!

  9. @Billy Bob – I agree when folk know who they are it may even help to deter the criminals and assist in fighting crime. Because their mug shot will put them on “blast” for real. St. Lucia needs to do better in deterring crime – in most cases they know for certain who the criminal malvettayes are.

    There is no such thing in your 238 square miles as a “person of interest” – you guys know very well how to vayyeee zaaffaire moon in every area. You all know who killed who, who abused who, who bought a fridge, stove, car, who is going with who so come on already and do the right thing for yourselves before it is too late.

  10. “Catch and Release” is the name of the game. The system is not designed to house criminals over long periods of time, there is no money in it for them at least in St. Lucia and it comes at the expense of public safety. Once they figure out an efficient and more profitable way those in prison can generate large sums of money for the state, then everyone and their grand-mama will be locked up for the most petty offence.


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