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Capriccio robbed; Cashier gun-butted

Capriccio di Mare, on Waterfront Drive, Tortola, fell victim to a lone gunman last night, May 14, 2019. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Italian restaurant Capriccio di Mare on Waterfront Drive, Tortola, was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and the cashier gun-butted during the ordeal last night, May 14, 2019.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, sometime before 10:00pm, a lone gunman entered the establishment and proceeded to rob the business.

A cashier was gun-butted several times before the gunman made off with the cash, said to be from the day's proceedings.

The cashier had to be rushed to Peebles Hospital for medical attention.

It is unclear whether anyone else was hurt or whether any rounds were discharged.

More details to follow.

Persons have blamed the lack of proper street lighting in the area of business as a reason for the brazeness of the gunman.

The two heavy duty street lamps that illuminated the area, before being destroyed by the hurricanes of September 2017, have not yet been restored.

17 Responses to “Capriccio robbed; Cashier gun-butted”

  • mad (15/05/2019, 09:09) Like (51) Dislike (5) Reply
    Pissed off everytime I read news like these. What is this bvi coming to. Pls if anyone knows anything tell the police. Let's protect this beautiful country and rid the place of these gunmen. Thakks
  • Spectator (15/05/2019, 09:21) Like (9) Dislike (37) Reply
    Them 1,000 jobs better hurry up or it Will have a 1,000 more robberies
  • one eye (15/05/2019, 09:45) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    The gun man them back out
  • 911 (15/05/2019, 09:56) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    why cant law enforcement be more viable in road town these people doing these things because no one sees police we all know enforcement cant be all over but there is hardly any police in the capital from day to day so the criminals know when to strike and confident they will get away with criminal conduct
    • 611 (15/05/2019, 14:29) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      the police them busy visiting them woman. when you call the police station is always them out. the commissioner needs to put his foot down enthuse waste of this police who been in there for 20 plus years and aint doing sh**/.. Always in some dark alley by woman house
  • Bull Dawg (15/05/2019, 11:05) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    That's true.
    Police should always patrol the capital since most business are there.
    At least until the restaurants closes.
    I knew it was just a matter of time before those gun men rob one of those restaurants.
    Also why does Capriccio have money hanging around since morning.
    They should know better than that.
    They are rather close to the banks to do frequent deposits.
  • bad (15/05/2019, 11:16) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Making it look real bad especially for the ones trying to get their status right now
    • Ccb (15/05/2019, 13:31) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why does this have anything to do with people trying to get status? First of all we don’t know that it wasn’t a local, and even if it was someone from elsewhere, robbing restaurants at gunpoint is obviously not going to qualify for status anyway. You have to show a clean police report.
    • Rubber Duck (18/05/2019, 11:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      As I hope you will find out , the perp is a local
  • BigL (15/05/2019, 11:38) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you aren't safe to walk around the capital especial in that area where then!!!!
  • summer (15/05/2019, 13:34) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Poker run and summer alway have a increase in robberies
  • WHAT!!!! (15/05/2019, 15:09) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    Lots of people going to be looking for $$$ to pay the residence / belonger fees.
    • smdh (16/05/2019, 10:59) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Enough to risk being arrested and thrown in prison and ruining any chance they have of getting status? Yeah I don't think so.
  • Look! (15/05/2019, 16:27) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Our Premiere knew it is not safe, he has armed personnel protection...…
    That alone does so much damage to NATURES LITTLE SECRET......tells the world it is no longer safe in the BVI.
    Really sorry these low lifes had to inflict bodily harm to do what they would do with a gun anyway.. Our islands going to the dogs...

  • 911 (15/05/2019, 16:53) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    sidebar/ the commissioner of focusing on what size bike should be in road town but can not control crime under the current commissioner of police gun crimes are off the chain with all the armed rapid response units he have run up and down the criminals still can not be found/ the 2 main excuses by law enforcement the residents not giving police info or crime is BVI is less than other islands BUT gun crime and killings is rampant in 22 square miles
  • street King (16/05/2019, 07:42) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    cant understand why people so stupid an ignorant talking about people robbing to pay belongers fee u sound like them animal with them two pointed ears a jack a...

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