Driver stops to change tyre and is assaulted by two men after failed attempt to rob him



Criminals continue to terrorize the country at all times, with their broad-daylight attempts becoming even more brazen.

To this end, a resident is warning members of the public to be on the lookout and protect themselves against two alleged robbers, who held up and assaulted his brother.

The man alleges that his brother encountered car issues and stopped to change a tyre on Jonas Road on Tuesday, May 23.  At that time, two men allegedly exited a silver Axio vehicle – license plate not known – and accosted the unsuspecting victim.

Allegedly, the pair attempted to rob the man and then assaulted him.

The perpetrators are suspected of being of foreign descent and are described as having bleached skin and braided hair. It is alleged that one of them had a scar near his nose.

Residents are advised to keep a keen eye out for a vehicle resembling this one and not to take any chances.

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  1. Opps! Oh dear, I better not say anything because it upsets those who believes that everything in Antigua’s garden is rosey 🌹 🌹 🌹

  2. Was a frequent visitor to Antigua I can not see myself taken anymore visits in the future , with the alarming crime rate taking place, it’s so unfortunate with Bea and her husband my true friends murdered to date
    No suspects apprehended.

    • Yes we’ve had a spike in crime however, i wonder what’s the crime rate where you’re from. How many unsolved murders? Smh

  3. This island has become a scary place to live.
    And YES, it’s our corrupt government that created this ungodly mess.
    Bringing foreigners in to pad the voting in their favor and if they should lose to have militants to back them to take the country back by any means. Power hungry idiot’s. Distroyed our peaceful paradise. Shame on all of you.

  4. I said it before, I saying it again.

    Innocent law abiding citizens can’t acquire a firearm license to defend themselves. This gives the upper hand to the criminals who never have and never will abide and follow any law and knowing this, they prey on the defenseless citizens and business owners. The police can’t be around or nearby to help in emergency situations and by the time they arrive, the damage has been done as in the case of this poor innocent businessman or in the case of the woman who was recently raped (the police arrived an hour, yes that’s right an hour after the call was made). Who then will protect us, that leaves it up to us.

    Politicians and police work for us citizens and are paid their salaries by us citizens. We put them in place to make policies that will better our nation and our people AND in the case with the police, to protect us. If they don’t do what is best for our nation or protect us, they should be voted out and removed from their positions. It has now come to the point where we should be able to defend ourselves and that includes being able to get a firearm license. With extensive background checks and firearms safety training, there should be no reason why a law abiding citizen should have a hard time obtaining a firearm license. Guns do not kill people, people kill people. No difference in vehicles killing people, it’s the driver behind the wheel that kills other people but vehicles aren’t banned. Same goes for knives, hammers and down the list.

    Law abiding citizens are left defenseless against criminals due to the current policies in place by the powers at be. When and if a family member of any politician or police is harmed or killed, I wonder how they would feel. Politicians have paid around the clock security (again paid by us citizens) if they so choose. Police can have a firearm if they so choose. But us citizens, we are left to protect ourselves by whatever legal means we have and that isn’t very much. It takes seconds for the ultimate act to happen and we all know the police can’t show up in time.

    It’s is time to change the laws and make it easier for citizens to arm themselves as well as make it affordable. Maybe it’s the government’s way of attempting to control the people but we all have the right to defend ourselves, our families and our properties. Our country would be a lot better off if the playing field was leveled. We would be a lot safer. Criminals would think twice about committing their acts. One day there might even be a situation where the police are outnumbered. A licensed firearm holding citizen might just happened to keep the situation under control.

    It’s time to change the current laws and policies and make it easier for honest, responsible law abiding citizens to obtain a firearms license. If the politicians don’t want to allow us to defend ourselves, vote them out. The police can never be available 24/7 to protect and serve us. Let us obtain our firearm licenses.

    Change the law or vote them all out.

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