Sunday 17 November, 2019

Two Suarez Brothers Circus workers shot in Castries robbery

Two employees of the Suarez Brothers Circus, which is set to open this weekend in Castries, were shot by bandits who attempted to rob one of them of a money pouch tied around his waist.

The men, said to be Mexicans, were at the time engaged in the erection of a circus tent when it was reported that two armed men alighted from a white Suzuki Swift motorcar and accosted them Friday afternoon, August 23, 2019.

Reports are that the armed individuals held the Mexican with the money pouch at gunpoint and demanded that he hand over the money belt to which the Mexican refused, receiving a bullet in the leg for his refusal to comply.

Eyewitnesses claimed that the bandits cut the strap of the money pouch and escaped with it, firing four shots at a crowd of workers on exiting the robbery site, injuring another Mexican in the process.

Both victims were rushed to Victoria Hospital by a Saint Lucian employed by the circus. Police are investigating but it is unclear whether the circus, set to open this evening (Friday night) will still open for business.

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