UPDATE: RiteWay robber wore hoodie, spoke with local accent- Police
Initial reports reaching this news site had stated that “masked gunmen” committed the robbery on the Flemming Street establishment; however, police in a press release today, April 20, 2017 stated that initial inquiries indicate that “a lone masked gunman entered the premises around 7:40 PM last night and demanded that one of the cash registers be opened. He then took the cash pan and fled the scene.”
Police described the assailant as black, slim built, in his twenties, about 5'9” tall and spoke with a local accent. He was at the time wearing all black with a hoodie, the press release stated..
No shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident.
Police are asking persons with information that can help in identifying the lone gunman to contact the Criminal Investigations Department through the RVIPF access number 311 or the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.
See previous article published April 19, 2017
Masked gunmen rob RiteWay in Road Town
Armed bandits, who concealed their faces with masks, pounced on RiteWay Food Market on Flemming Street, Road Town minutes ago, April 19, 2017.
It is not clear at this time if any shots were fired or if anyone was injured in the robbery that took place around 7:45 PM.
It was on June 13, 2016 that two armed bandits robbed the same establishment of cash. A shot was also fired during the ordeal; however, no one was injured.
We will provide more details on this evening's robbery as they come in.