Wednesday, 21th July 2010Latest News

Attempted Robbery of Tourists


Tuesday, July 20 - Police are following leads into a robbery attempt made against members of a family who were walking near the Banco Popular Building on Saturday evening 17th July on Wickhams Cay.
A family of four visitors to the Territory was returning to their dinghy at Village Cay Marina around 11pm when, a mother and daughter, who were some distance ahead, were approached by two masked men.
The taller of the two men grabbed the daughter's handbag and pointed what appeared to be a gun at her. A struggle ensued and she was able to pull away her bag. The assailant then grabbed the mother's purse but by then her husband and son were alerted and ran to the scene. The assailants then fled in the direction of deCastro Street.
No injuries were sustained and no property was taken.
One assailant is described as being slim built, about 6'2 wearing dark clothing and a ski mask over his head. The other is described as slim built, about 5'10 wearing dark clothing with a black cap and a white bandana over his face.


Police continue their investigations into the matter, therefore persons who may have witness the incident or have information that could lead to the capture of the perpetrators are asked to come forward and provided that information directly to the Police Commissioner by calling 468-9333 or to any member of the Anti-Drug and Violent Crime Task Force at 494-3822 ext. 2717.

The public can also now call the anonymous Crimestoppers BVI number at 800-8477 or send a message on the This organisation acts completely independent to the RVIPF and provides a confidential way to share information about criminal activity in the BVI.

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