Police hunt armed men after $50,000 robbery

Police hunt armed men after $50,000 robbery

Police are on the hunt for two armed men, deemed to be dangerous, after a robbery today at the National Farmers and General Workers Credit Union at Bois D’Orange.

The incident occurred at around 12.30 pm.

Reliable sources told the Times that the two unmasked men, one of them armed with a gun, held up the female security guard at the credit union and relieved her of a firearm.

The bandits then proceeded to rob the credit union of an estimated $50,000 in cash and cheques before escaping, it is reported.

The robbery is reported to have been captured on CCTV camera.

Sources told the Times that police are confident, based on the CCTV footage, that the two fugitives will soon be caught.

No one was hurt in the robbery as staff of the credit union did as they were told, the Times was informed.

 

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18 Comments

  1. SLU Observer
    March 24, 2017 at 6:03 pm Reply

    These banking/credit unions/cash entities need to have an off duty police officer on duty …. criminals know it is highly likely a police officer will shoot them or return fire if confronted than a security officer …..

  2. Bad girl
    March 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm Reply

    What the hell u can give them work they will still rob.I hope they find them and remove their finger one by one then look to see if the will thief again

  3. Dr kenny anthony
    March 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm Reply

    What are they going to do with the cheques??

  4. sharon terrell
    March 24, 2017 at 6:18 pm Reply

    They on the run now,unless St lucia dont implement flogging on the island these criminals will not surrender.They have nothing to frighten them and to make them think twice.Its just talk,and more talk.whiles the criminals getting more brazen.They dont even have to wait for night.Because they know wall street always empty,you can steal the whole of st.lucia.When you’ll catch the little tief them Derek Walcott Square 50 strokes then sentence them to Borderlie for 20 years.Enough is Enough.

  5. Calvin
    March 24, 2017 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Logic would dictate that the RSLP *immediately* circulate to the media screen captures of the perpetrators from the CCTV footage so as to aid in their timely apprehension.

    It’s surprising that it was seemingly so easy with one firearm to make a grab of $50K.

    At the same time, $50K won’t get these clowns very far. And clowns like that also end up giving themselves away to those around them by changes in there habits, be it partying or in purchases. There most likely not smart enough to go un-noticed, and what are they going to do, sleep with the case underneath their mattress/ Not likely.

    A note to all our media outlets — take a lesson from media in other countries worldwide — don’t report the amount of money stolen, it only encourages others small imer desperados that will likely end up doing something stupid . While it’s only chump cahnge, simply report “the thieves got away with an undsclosed amount of money”. It not only acts as a means of deterrence, but also discourages dangerous criminal brinkmanship that might result from other stupid clowns seeing if they can top what the most recent take was by getting and crew and taking it to the next, perhaps involving injury, loss of life and property damage. Particularly given that our island is not equipped from either an equipment or training standpoint, let’s be honest and realistic, to respond to an active robeery scenario involving multiple people and multiple weapons.

    It’s sad, it really is. Our government is quite simply outgunned on this and it’s a glaring, and let’s be clear, blatantly obvious vulnerability in our nation’s public safety and security.

    A note to the Government of St. Lucia — establish a toll-free tip line that does not subscribe to caller I.D. that allows pople to safely provie tips on crime, all types of crime, along with a cash award based on the apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator(s). These lines get results.

    The time has come, and it’s been a really, really long time, for a bipartisan, blame-free approach to omething that everyone understands — restoring public order and regaining the publi’s trust.

    Form a tourism standpoint, a portfolio with which several key members of government are intimately familar with, it’s no particular mystery why the vast, vast majority of visitors don’t venture outside of their compound to see the island and to support the local economy.

    What’s next, it’s all too imaginable, we all can the what brazen-ness might come next — perhaps the armed robbery in a quick takedown of a bus load of tourists? A go-fast fishing boat doing an armed robbery of a pleasure craft? The kidnapping of a passenger(s) out on a catamaran cruise? Let’s not close our eyes on this.

    The time for denial is long gone. Tourists know it. Visitors that comment on social media know it. Check it out. Look at the tourst stats. Break down the numbers.

    The question, most unfortunately, is not if next. The question is when next. And then watch as our island’s economics futrther slide despite the highly speculated upon upcoming government mandated currency devaluation. Oh, you hadn’t hard about that? Ask around.

  6. wow
    March 24, 2017 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Aa, I was chilling by the jerk chicken opposite the road place whiles that was going on. I did not even realise is that was going on there. SMH. I say find dem and shoot em. Pls shoot em. To hell with Kenny n his IMPACS shoot dem.

  7. Cato
    March 24, 2017 at 7:14 pm Reply

    They need to release the video so the public can assist to identify the robbers

  8. Barbara
    March 24, 2017 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Thank God no one was hurt or killed. Money can be replaced, Lives can’t. I hope they are caught soon though.

  9. Anonymous
    March 24, 2017 at 10:51 pm Reply

    These idiots must be haunted down ASAP before they strike again. I think they are also responsible for the thief of the vehicles which were recently stolen and the Taxi drivers severely drivers severely beaten. An example must be made of these low – lives.

    1. Anonymous
      March 25, 2017 at 8:27 am Reply

      Haunted???? Will you provide the ghost??!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  10. concerned foreign citizen
    March 25, 2017 at 8:29 am Reply

    Is there an alarm directing to the police or security company or even an alarm outside. The staff probably needs counselling.

  11. Anonymous
    March 25, 2017 at 6:34 pm Reply

    Just food f or thought well they will spend the money and it will filter into the local economy so just leave the thiefs alone the goverment lawyers doctors insurance companies courts with their 45percent interest rates foreign banks and the do call jews are the real thiefs

    1. Calvin
      March 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm Reply

      Thank you for sharing.

      I had read earlier in a journal that there had been a successful experiment at the renowned Johns Hopkins Institute of Mental Health Sciences in getting baboons and chimps to type as a multi-year project into shedding further light into our primate ancestors.

      Wow, truly successful results.

  12. Anonymous
    March 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Where are the photo if they were caught on camera .

  13. Anonymous
    March 26, 2017 at 11:13 pm Reply

    I quest the police don’t need help they don’t put pictures out.

  14. Anonymous
    March 29, 2017 at 9:33 pm Reply

    The police has nothing on this young guy .if they were camera as they implied why not show them .cuz its not that person.

  15. Anonymous
    March 29, 2017 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Judgment day will come his just looking for promotion. Go get the real murders out their you’ll bastures. Innocent ppl alone they looking for to punish..

  16. Lucianman101
    April 19, 2017 at 8:34 am Reply

    So no update on this case?

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