Friday 27 November, 2020

Police firearm still missing one month after robbery

Following a robbery of a popular business establishment one month ago, there have been no further updates on the status of the investigation as to whether the bandits were caught or what action was taken against an officer who lost his firearm.

Bandits stormed Twist 2 for 1 Bar and Grill, located at Grande Riviere, Gros Islet on Wednesday, November 13. 

Two masked men entered the establishment, held up the staff and patrons at gunpoint and took possession of the cash register with an undisclosed sum of cash. They also relieved an off duty police officer of his firearm before escaping.

A high ranking police officer did indicate that an investigation was launched into the robbery incident and the loss of the service revolver.

One month later, an update is yet to be given.

Police officers losing a firearm, or being relieved of one, is nothing new to the RSLPF.

In April 2015, a police officer was attacked from the back in the parking lot of Caribbean Cinemas and his firearm taken away. 

On Friday, October 18, 2019, a security guard employed with Guardsman Security was shot dead and his handgun taken by bandits.

Police are yet to recover the guns from the 2015 incident, the security guard shooting or from the Twist robbery.

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