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Bandit killed in bar robbery

Published: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017

An off-duty officer attached to the Coast Guard official foiled an attempted robbery at a bar at Madras Road, St Helena early yesterday after he shot and killed one of the bandits.

According to police reports, around 1 am the armed bandit entered BJ’s Bar at along demanded that the patrons hand over all their valuables.

The officer shot the bandit several times and the injured man was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A 24-year-old Santa Cruz woman who entered the bar with the bandit was arrested and is currently assisting police with their investigations.

Up to press time, the dead bandit remained unidentified.

Police said the off-duty officer was armed with his personal firearm.

In May, armed bandits robbed and assaulted patrons of the same bar during a daylight robbery. Since then, additional security cameras and an electronic gate were installed to deter offenders.

Officers of the Caroni Police Station and Central Division Task Force are continuing investigations.