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UPDATE: Police seek witnesses in Bobby’s CGB robbery

-say men used Suzuki XL-7 with no front licence plate; vehicle seen traversing area earlier
Bobby's Supermarket at Cane Garden Bay, Tortola robbed at gunpoint tonight March 16, 2014. Photo: cruisingthebvi.com
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police in a press release today March 17, 2014 said officers of the Criminal Investigations Department are seeking public assistance in identifying perpetrators in the robbery of Bobby’s Supermarket in Cane Garden Bay early last night March 16, 2014.

“Reports indicate that around 9pm, a champagne-coloured Suzuki XL-7 with no front licence plate drove up to Bobby’s Supermarket and two masked men in dark clothing, both carrying firearms, exited the vehicle. One entered the premises and demanded cash from the cashier while the other stood outside. Both suspects then fled the scene in the same vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash in hand,” the Police said in the release.

“No shots were fired and neither the employees nor the customers in the establishment at the time were injured,” the release said.

“Witnesses noted that the champagne coloured XL-7 was seen traversing the area just before the incident occurred,” said the Police release.

The release said that persons who may have information that can assist in identifying the perpetrators in the robbery or witness any suspicious behavior prior to the incident can contact the Police Intelligence Unit at 468-9339 or the Criminal Investigations Unit through the RVIPF access number 311.

See earlier story published on March 16, 2014

Bobby's Supermarket CGB robbed at gunpoint

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Elton Leonard proprietor of the chain of Bobby's stores across Tortola confirmed with Virgin Islands News Online that the supermarket at Cane Garden Bay was robbed this evening (Sunday March 16, 2014) by two daring gun-toting bandits sometime around 9:00pm.

Mr Leonard said while he is still in the proccess of gathering details, he could confirm that cash was taken and that no one was physically harmed during the robbery.

This news site understands that the robbery took place in the presence of several customers and the two bandits were both masked.

More details to come.

17 Responses to “UPDATE: Police seek witnesses in Bobby’s CGB robbery”

  • xxxxxxxx (17/03/2014, 08:21) Like (3) Dislike (42) Reply
    people are hungry what else you expect
    • vvvvvvvvvvvv (17/03/2014, 09:08) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      i expect them to look for a decent job, idiot.
      • TO;vvvvvvvvvvvv (17/03/2014, 11:20) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
        Fool where these jobs…like dr. smith you are living in la la land about jobs and robust economy...set of ass
      • sad (17/03/2014, 11:36) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
        sopose they cant get any thou
    • To; xxxxxxxx (17/03/2014, 11:18) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
      Well as soon as NDP leave office we lil people will eat
    • toosweet (17/03/2014, 11:44) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
      if dey was hungry dey would have stolen food not cash.
    • Really! (17/03/2014, 13:05) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      So armed robbery is acceptable?! When you make these kinds of comments you excuse/encourage lawlessness, and then you will join the cry that "the government" is not doing this or that. You will complain that the tourists aren't coming, but you won't see the connection. And, guess what -- when the tourists stop coming, and the supermarkets and stores find better ways of protecting themselves, these unscrupulous people will turn to robbing "ordinary" people like you and me!
  • Why (17/03/2014, 08:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    My God!
  • Peace Maker (17/03/2014, 09:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only one of them is shot dead they will never stop.
  • under the bus (17/03/2014, 10:09) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Funny thing is the police station is right there a stone throw away and they took so long to reach
  • ooooo (17/03/2014, 10:41) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    blame the ndp because they are not pushing for the gun laws....only secrecy
    • No Name (17/03/2014, 13:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      If you have ever tried to call CGB Police in the middle of the nite.. you typically get transferred to Road Town. They should have had a button to push in the grocery store like they do in banks, that secretly calls the police. and heck they could just walk next door..
  • Just saying (17/03/2014, 11:45) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Y they had to rob from the ones who struggling, they dont see Elton trying to get on his feet. hmmmm they need to look work or sorry to say rob from who got atleast...
    • Online Now (17/03/2014, 13:34) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      Yes, please rob the tourists or the ex-pats or the rich locals! Leave the poor "little man" alone ...

      Unbelievable - only in the BVI ....
  • darto (17/03/2014, 12:16) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    these people don't want to work so don't give that excuse. They just want to hang around and smoke joint until their money is drained and then they rob again. easy money..
  • wise up (17/03/2014, 13:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    those gun men need puting in a wheel chair; where is the police, whoever did that knew they will get away with it because come night you do not see bvi police by day them up and down giving out tickets; come night when the slime them out doing fak the police lock in doors
  • Lait 521 (17/03/2014, 19:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who they coming for next


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