Robber, suspected to be armed, relieves UK visitor of his cell phone, hotel manager reports


A visitor from the United Kingdom has become the victim of an armed robbery, as this type of offence continues across the island.

Sources say the resident manager of the Hawksbill Hotel reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) that the British tourist had been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown man.

The robber allegedly approached the hotel guest; pulled what appeared to be a gun; and demanded that he hand over what he had.

Reports say the visitor then relinquished his iPhone 11Pro and the robber proceeded to run off.

Reportedly, this offence occurred at about 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 18, and a search was carried out for any suspicious persons, but without success.


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  1. Did this happen at Hawksbill resort on the beach, on resort grounds or somewhere else on the island?!? Would appreciate more details to this incident. As a retired American living between homes in Antigua and USA, being held up at gunpoint is terrifying and just the type of crime I’m used to hearing about all over in the USA including in my hometown in Wisconsin. I hope the Antiguan police take this SERIOUSLY as this type of crime will only grow in popularity among criminals. 🙏🇦🇬💕🇺🇸

  2. Firstly, sorry for the tourist who’s whole vacation was ruined and unlikely they or their friends will ever visit again.(understandably).

    If on hotel grounds or hotel beach at 9.30am, the property needs immediate investigation from hotel licensing as that would suggest lax or zero security control, and unobservant staff.

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