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Bar owner robbed @ gunpoint in Johnson’s Ghut

Police are investigating an alleged incident in which a bar owner was robbed of cash by an armed individual in Johnson’s Ghut on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI- Word reaching our news room from our Team of Reporters is that a bar owner was robbed of cash by an armed individual in Johnson’s Ghut on the main island of Tortola on Saturday evening, July 30, 2016.

No one was reportedly hurt in the incident.

The bar owner is said to be a Mr Raynard Ham, and the money taken was the victim's personal cash and not proceedings from the bar. 

The robbery incident was confirmed by Police Information Officer, Diane Drayton, who also issued a press release on the incident.

According to the police press release issued today, August 1, 2016, a bar owner reported being robbed outside his business premises in Johnsons Ghut.

“He stated that while on a break, he was sitting outside his premises when he was approached by a lone gunman who demanded what was in his pockets. The gunman then fled on foot with cash from the victim.”

Police say the perpetrator is described as dark, slim built, about 150 pounds and approximately 5’5. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

13 Responses to “Bar owner robbed @ gunpoint in Johnson’s Ghut”

  • ....!!!!? (01/08/2016, 14:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    $ ° ¶ (recuiting)* n things.....more to go
  • ccc (01/08/2016, 14:46) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh boy crime gone up
  • seeing (01/08/2016, 14:59) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    More animals
  • One word (01/08/2016, 15:37) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
  • wize up (01/08/2016, 15:50) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    The sad thing about this; should you kill one of these robbers you will end up in the jail....enough is enough; this gun thing just getting worse and out of control....some were crying for stiffer gun laws, we have them now but no law enforcement(where are the police)
    I drive from the west every day and don't see any police patrols.....
  • 911 (01/08/2016, 17:56) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Mr hamm is such a nice man
  • eye on (01/08/2016, 18:40) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    some of the bad animal come here on vacation too .and after done crime .they get out of here fast.
  • bat man (01/08/2016, 19:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    so happy Mr. Ham give up the money life is better than silver or goal
  • Ayesah (01/08/2016, 19:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Start asking these young people where dis the money come from to build mansions and buy expensive cars.
  • Eagle Eye (01/08/2016, 20:51) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    At festival village a chicken by stones cost $5, a beer $4, a small conch soup $12 .Not to mention clothes and other stuff. No surprise at all
  • limit (01/08/2016, 21:56) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
  • police (02/08/2016, 09:01) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    well its sad to say that it is what it is, but i must say a lot of blame has to go towards the seniors in this country, they are the ones who breed and mold these sets of criminals, by undermining and encouraging them to disrespect d police, by supporting them with their criminal activities, am soon retired and will be heading home, now, who has to live here?, you the local people and your children and grands, so, you rip what you sew, how you make your bed, thats how you lay down.
    • @police (02/08/2016, 10:39) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      By your comment really instills why we need more local cops. Many of u expat police cm here with no proper bkground and its just for the US Dollar. You here talking bout you about to retire and go home. Go from now. You talking but fail to talk about you all seedling you leave behind. No place is perfect but you all cm here mk ur money, sew bad seeds n then call dwn our BVI as if where u run from is better. A lot of police have plenty to do with crime in the BVI. A set of crooks.

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