Driver and passengers avoid becoming robbery victims after fleeing from gunmen pursuing them on the road


REAL NEWS – Four people had to flee from gunmen, who apparently intended to rob them after an attempt to block the vehicle in which they were travelling.

Reports say that a Swetes Village man reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) that, while he and friends were travelling on the public road in the vicinity of Lashings, two men –both armed with guns – tried to block his vehicle.

Allegations are the man and his three passengers, who are residents of Clare Hall, Cassada Gardens and Swetes, were driving from north to south on the Fort James Road, when a green Cherokee jeep attempted to block his Toyota motorcar.

He was able to swerve away, he says. But, upon reaching the vicinity of the former Adelin Clinic, the jeep stopped again.

The passenger reportedly exited the vehicle, opened the victim’s door, and cranked a small silver handgun.

Allegedly, the driver of the jeep was also armed with a gun.

However, the Swetes man was able to reverse his car and make his getaway on a by-road, where he parked the vehicle and hid in some bushes, while the other three passengers ran away.

This incident reportedly occurred at about 3:30 a.m. on September 29.

The gunman is described as fair in complexion, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, of a slim build, and wearing a low haircut and low-cut beard.

Officers from the Special Service Unit conducted a search in the immediate surroundings for the vehicle and perpetrators, but they did not find them.

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  1. Someone driving a white Toyota Rental car tried to block the road with their vehicle when I was driving through the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on the 29th of September.I reversed right away and used Factory to make a quick get away.This is a common thing right now in Antigua.The Criminals are blocking the roads with their vehicles to rob you its a new tactic.

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