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Armed robbery in Virgin Gorda; target company payroll

Around 2:45 P.M. today Friday, April 20, 2018, a lone gunman reportedly attempted to rob a construction company of its Friday payroll cash on the sister island of Virgin Gorda. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Word reaching our newsroom from the sister island of Virgin Gorda is that sometime around 2:45 P.M. today Friday, April 20, 2018, a lone gunman reportedly attempted to rob a construction company of its Friday payroll cash.

However, instead two employees of the same company were held and cash taken.

Details of what happened are sketchy, however, the incident is said to have occurred on the road to the Baths and before the Recreation ground.

It is believed the construction company had taken off cash for about 75 employees, from Scotiabank to avoid having workers stand in long lines at the bank or the ATM. Police officials did not immediately respond to our inquiries.

No one was injured in today’s incident. We will bring more details as they become available.

15 Responses to “Armed robbery in Virgin Gorda; target company payroll”

  • Hmmmm (20/04/2018, 20:23) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Inside job!!!
  • Laura (20/04/2018, 20:30) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    wow some one thirsty for cash
  • Spike (20/04/2018, 20:40) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply

    What an idiot. Mr. Lone gunman, I guess you won't be partying tonight on the Construction workers hard earned money. Go get a job and stop plotting to take what is not yours.

  • sam the man (20/04/2018, 21:44) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    gun man them out again crime gone wild
  • cat (21/04/2018, 07:48) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seems like there is a rat or two working on that Construction site. Looks like a inside set up. The employees would just have to wait on line in the bank or at the ATM like everyone else to get their money. Having cash payroll at any job is playing Russian Roulette these days.
  • Modernize (21/04/2018, 09:57) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Direct deposit is the way to go. Let the workmen/women use their card at the atm
  • NezRez (21/04/2018, 10:22) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any business, for their own safety shouldn’t have cash in their buildings. If the employees have to go to the bank, so be it. Friday or not, why would I as the boss take a risk like that. How did the Robber know there was cash? My business is direct deposit or checks. SMH SMH
    • face palm (21/04/2018, 23:13) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Or come out of the dinosaur age and use EFT. I APPLAUD the Boss for trying to do a solid for his workers.
  • wize up (22/04/2018, 08:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    When the murders subside the arm robberies raise their head: will there ever be peace in our land again......
  • Fran (22/04/2018, 10:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    No cash, no robberies. The thieves only rob where they know there is cash. The boss should have had police presence that day though knowing he had payroll money.
  • vex (22/04/2018, 22:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is the Rationale if Any - Behind All This?
  • sad (23/04/2018, 11:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    My, my, things have changed. Armed robbery when there is no shortage of construction work, smh
  • jah (28/04/2018, 18:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    let him come let me empty my clip on he MS

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