Woman robbed at ATM

| 16/01/2014

(CNS): Police have arrested a local man following a robbery at a bank ATM Thursday lunchtime in downtown George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson said that the incident occurred at the machine outside Butterfield Bank in Fort Street at around noon. A 28-year-old woman had withdrawn cash from the ATM when she was approached by a man armed with a knife. He threatened the women and grabbed her hand, running off with the cash she had withdrawn. The suspect reportedly headed off towards Fidelity Bank through the car park at the rear. The woman sustained a small cut to her forearm when the suspect grabbed her but she did not require medical attention, police said.

The police receive a description of the suspect as a Caribbean male with a light brown complexion, aged around 25-26 years, of slim build and with a clear hair line. He was wearing jean pants and a grey hooded top. As a result, a police investigation was launched and man was arrested around two hours later in the Shedden Road are on suspicion of robbery. Police said he remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

Anyone who was in the area of the bank around noon today and witnessed the robbery is asked to contact George Town CID. Anyone who saw the suspect before the incident, or running off afterwards, is also asked to come forward.  Information can be passed on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or via Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

Category: Crime

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