REAL NEWS: Police are investigating a robbery involving two guests staying at a local resort.
Reports say the security manager at the resort contacted the Grays Farm Police Station and reported that the pair had been robbed of their personal belongings by two gunmen.
Officers reportedly went to the hotel and interviewed the visitors, who are both from the United Kingdom. They reported that they had been in a silver Toyota Picart , R73, in the parking lot of the Dieppe Bay property, when a black van pulled up in front of them.
They alleged that two unmasked men exited the van and one of them — armed with a shiny handgun — ordered the visitors out of their vehicle. He then pointed the gun at them and demanded money.
The guests were robbed of a black bag containing US$100, EC$200, ID cards, and a light green Samsung cell phone valued at US$300, as well as an Ipad valued at 800 pounds Sterling, which was in the vehicle.
In addition to relieving the tourists of their belongings, one of the robbers took off in their vehicle.
The gunman is described as being of a slim build, dark in complexion, and about 5ft 6” tall.
A search was carried out for the stolen vehicle and missing items, also for any person fitting the description of the robbers, but without success.
This incident reportedly occurred at about 1:50 p.m. on April 2 at Dieppe Bay.
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I am so sorry for these victims. The stress and feeling of being violated is really awful and it’s a long, arduous process to get things reported, claimed, etc. Nevermind replacing the stolen items.
I had my car and all its contents stolen on Wednesday 29th at 5:42 pm. Fortunately, I was not placed in any danger.
My keys were with my towel and coverup on Little Ffryes beach while I was in the water. I saw my car drive off…luckily they left my phone, which was under my towel. The vehicle was recovered with all contents missing – totalling about $3000USD. It was seen with a white Toyota Belta with R plates driving away from the beach and through Jennings. It was found crashed in Hodges Bay about 12 hours later at around 5:30am.
I wrote the news outlets, but never got a reponse. I have had decent response from Facebook and that’s how I ended up having the car returned to me so quickly. Any information, please contact Bolans Police 462-1080.
The ALP has turned this country into Haiti. The tourists will soon stop coming.
They keep releasing people from jail who are serial offenders. I know one young man who has been in jail on multiple occasions for robbery. Everytime he’s released he commits another robbery.
When will the government and courts take a stand and stop releasing people who consistently menace’s society? Obviously, jail is not a deterrent to them. Start giving life in prison for repeated offences. Maybe when it starts happening more to tourists they will do something, but they could careless about the ordinary Antiguans that are plagued by the criminals.
I was once proud to tell people where I’m from — not anymore. Lately, I’ve been taking my vacations in other countries instead of coming home like I used to do. What a damn shame!
Definitely shameful, the tourists should be alowed to enoy thi island in peace without the fear of bei g assaulted or robbed,what atravesty,they will all start going to St.Barth’s soon,touted as the safest island in the caribbean
But wait ya. Look pon dis. Tinking Gaston Browne paying people to lie pon dis video ya. Or de teef dem nar badda with wah dem a say pon it.
What a joke.
meanwhile hotel staff can’t leave tourist apple products alone not knowing they can be traced…are you must tap theif the people dem sum.
Thank-you for your comments. I can confirm that it was my wife and I who were victims of the crime on the road leading from Fort Barrington Car Park at Deep Bay towards the Royalton resort entrance. We were both very shaken, especially my wife. I can report we safely arrived back in London this morning.
The number plate of the stolen rental car (silver Toyota Agya) is A873 and the main gunman was nearer 5 ft 9 to 5 ft 10 with perhaps wavy medium length hair.
We had parked at the Fort Barrington Car Park around 11:00AM and departed the Car Park just before 1:50PM. We walked back to the Car Park and spoke with some local people who did see the Dark Van fleeing and described it as a step wagon and then walked to the Royalton resort where their security team assisted us.
It seems we may have been watched at the beach or the car park and then targeted.
We think there was a third man driving the dark van. These men were very organized and seemed professional and it would seem likely that they will continue to target tourists, especially in rental cars.
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