Businesses Urged To Remain Vigilant After Casino Robbery


Police are continuing their investigations into an alleged robbery at Deluxe Building on High and Cross Streets, which currently housed the Burger King Restaurant and Paradise East Casino.

It is alleged that three male suspects armed with firearms entered the business place and robbed a female cashier inside the casino of an undisclosed amount of money. It was further reported that a shot was fired during the incident; however, no one was injured. Police are asking anyone with information surrounding this incident to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913 or 462-3914.

Meanwhile, police continue to appeal to business owners to remain vigilant and pay closer attention to the security of their business places. The Police have further assured the general public that additional security measures will be implemented throughout the city and various business places around the island.

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    Know that the ‘idealists’ and those of ‘…Utopian mentality’ often say that ‘…citizens shall be free to traverse anywhere within the nation.’ That is absolutely true.

    Even so, only fools would wish to tread where angels fear.

    No denying that citizens shall be constantly aware of their ‘…surroundings and changing environment.’

    In the real world, wherever the citizens ‘… dwell; …operate businesses; …resort or tread,’ they shall ‘…expect the unexpected.’

    Notwithstanding, when robbers unexpectedly strike, ‘…no buck shall be passed onto them.

    When law enforcement appeals to the citizenry to be ‘…Vigilant,’ they are in fact ‘…Passing the Buck.’

    From a ‘…Proactive Perspective,’ Law enforcement must be so conscious and be so positioned that they are never seen as being jolted out of a ‘…Reactive Mode.’

    From this view, not only is it all part of the ‘…Strategic Crime Plan’ for law enforcement to be ‘…Extremely Vigilant,’ but also to be ‘…conspicuously and inconspicuously proactive.’

    Though impossible to be everywhere, such ‘…vigilance and proactivity’ enables a few things while on view;

    (i) …Prevention;

    (ii) …Protection;

    (iii) …Apprehension; and ultimately

    (iv) …Prosecution.’

    However, if law enforcement remains in a purely ‘…Reactive Mode,’ not only that ‘…citizens and business operators’ may have experiences to remember,’ but dreadful reasons to be ‘…fearful for their safety and protection.’


  2. It is full time that we become proactive and move away from being reactive…….Employers need to become more vigilant in their businesses……. Cameras should be priority and a visible sign shoukd be on display letting the public know that surveillance cameras are installed.. In addition, business places like casinoes should have atleast 2 armed officers on duty and have one searching each patron upon entry. Prevention is alot better than to cure….

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