The Cable: Quality Television, Unlimited Calls to the US & Canada, 2MB High Speed Internet

Connect with WINN FM

Unit C24, The Sands Complex
Newtown Bay Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, W.I.

Man shot by police in apparent robbery attempt, three in custody

police

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN):  A Cotton Ground man is under police guard at the Alexandria Hospital in Nevis after he was shot in the foot by an officer, during what was believed to be an attempted robbery early Wednesday morning.  Two other men from the Cotton Ground-Jessup's area are also in police custody in relation to the incident. 

The three men are said to be in their 20's.

Reports reaching WINN FM indicate that two police officers on patrol Wednesday morning were approaching Barnes Ghaut just after 6:00 o’clock when they spotted rocks across the road.  Up ahead they came across three armed, masked men who reportedly ran toward their vehicle.  The officers jumped out of the car and fired at the men who fled into the bushes.  Searching the ghaut, the police discovered the injured man.  

The officers are believed to have foiled an attempted robbery of the Nevis Bakery van, which approached the area within minutes of the confrontation between police and the gunmen.

The van was robbed on Saturday morning in the Hanley’s Road area by a sole masked gunman, who is reported to have made his getaway through a cemetery.

Wednesday morning’s incident comes less than 12 hours after three armed masked men robbed Fanny’s Variety Store on Old Hospital Road in Charlestown.  WINN FM understands that sometime after 8:00 o’clock on Tuesday night, the gunmen entered the shop, ordered everyone inside to lie on the floor, grabbed the cash pan and fled the store.

That robbery comes just days after a local businessman was robbed at his Jessup's Village home.  WINN FM understands that Brian ‘Buju’ Powell the proprietor of Buju’s Snackette on Main Street was at home with his stepdaughter on Friday when two gunmen entered the house, holding them at gunpoint and demanding money.  They fled with an undisclosed sum of money, jewelry and a mobile phone.

 

Comments  

+10 #1 Jeffrey L Donovan 2014-04-02 14:33
Chalk one up for Law Enforcement. Bring down the full force of the law on these criminal animals who are trying their best to take the sugar out of Sugar City. People work hard and long hours for what they have, and it is grossly unfair for someone to come and terrorize them and take it. Also, delivery people need to stop carrying cash with them. Let the business owner pre-pay or write a check.
Quote

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


Top Local Stories

Most Read - September 2014

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Prev Next

Uncovered, blocked drains in Half Way Tree a concern (Video included)

Friday 3rd October, 2014 Hits:10258

Staff Writer

***UPDATED*** Shooting at Hospital Leaves One Injured, Several Traumatised

Tuesday 23rd September, 2014 Hits:7372

Toni Frederick

Cabinet ministers comment on 31 years of independence

Sunday 14th September, 2014 Hits:4710

Andre Huie

UPDATE: MV Lady Mignonne Capsizes

Friday 12th September, 2014 Hits:4317

Staff Writer

ECCB Management Accused of Autocratic Behavior

Friday 26th September, 2014 Hits:3705

Ken Richards

No Emergency In Emergency Sitting Of Parliament

Wednesday 17th September, 2014 Hits:3523

Ken Richards

Contract Of Police Commissioner Being Renewed

Monday 1st September, 2014 Hits:3385

Ken Richards

Police blotter: Ellia Jeffers remanded, escapee surrenders

Saturday 13th September, 2014 Hits:3337

Staff Writer

First set of Triplets born at JNF in several years

Wednesday 10th September, 2014 Hits:3326

Andre Huie

Commission and AG File Cross Appeal in Boundaries Change Case

Thursday 2nd October, 2014 Hits:3311

Ken Richards

Brantley: Removal of Secession Clause is Matter for the People to Decide

Wednesday 1st October, 2014 Hits:3245

Ken Richards

***UPDATED*** Worker Killed in Accident at Kittitian Hill

Friday 17th October, 2014 Hits:3163

Toni Frederick

Three Caribbean hotels listed on “ten hotels from hell"

Wednesday 10th September, 2014 Hits:3087

Ken Richards





WW Episode 24

LISTEN AGAIN

 - WINN FM Evening News - 28th Oct., 2014

Click below to hear full item

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

 

 

- Inside the News - Saturday 25th October, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

- The Bigger Picture with Ken Richards 19th October, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

-The Operating Room 7th October, 2014

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.