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Attempted bank heist leaves guard nursing gunshot wound

- USVIPD says no arrest made in connection with shooting
September 14th, 2019 | Tags: bank heist USVI Glen Dratte shooting
Following an incident where an armoured vehicle guard was shot early Wednesday, September 10, 2019, in an attempted heist outside of the Scotia Bank branch in the Altona and Welgunst area of St. Thomas, law enforcement officials are yet to make an arrest. Photo: VI Consortium
VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Following an incident where an armoured vehicle guard was shot early Wednesday, September 10, 2019, in an attempted heist outside of the Scotiabank branch in the Altona and Welgunst area of St. Thomas, law enforcement officials are yet to make an arrest.

USVIPD Officers were dispatched to the area around 9:01 a.m., said VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte after One American Ranger Armored Services guard was shot.

The wound was not believed to be life-threatening, however, the guard was taken to the Schneider Medical Center where he remained in stable condition as of Wednesday evening.

American Ranger Armored Services provides armoured transportation services to banks, government agencies, wholesalers, chain stores as well as individual retailers, according to the company’s website. The case is being handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the USVIPD Criminal Investigations Bureau, Mr Dratte said. Calls to the FBI media liaison in Puerto Rico were not returned.

No arrests have been made, according to the USVIPD and it is unclear whether suspects have been identified.

The Scotiabank branch in Altona and Welgunst is located in a well-travelled neighbourhood near the Medical Arts Complex and the Banco Popular headquarters across the street.

3 Responses to “Attempted bank heist leaves guard nursing gunshot wound”

  • Reply (14/09/2019, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always some drama
  • Greg (15/09/2019, 19:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thought all armored trucks were to have at least 2 drivers, no one guard alone protects money going in and out of establishments. Something here is amiss.


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