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DR national allegedly attacks man with machete for $$ owed

- Granted $50,000 bail
Photo is not of machete allegedly used by Alquimedes Rabsatt. Photo: Hoss Tools
Alquimedes Rabsatt is slated to return to court October 24, 2019. Photo: VINO
Alquimedes Rabsatt is slated to return to court October 24, 2019. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man from the Dominican Republic (DR) is facing criminal charges after he allegedly used a machete to attack a man over money allegedly owed to him. The incident reportedly took place on September 20, 2019.

Prosecutors said Alquimedes Rabsatt who has been living in the Territory since 1997, went to the complainant’s home with the machete and began accusing him of owing him money for a job.

When the complainant refused to pay him the sum of money, the defendant allegedly began swinging the machete towards him.

Prosecutors said the complainant began shouting for someone to help him and made his way into his bathroom and locked himself inside.

His cries were eventually heard by neighbours who came to his home just in time to allegedly see Rabsatt leaving with the machete.

The matter was reported and Rabsatt was charged with aggravated burglary.


When Rabsatt made his maiden appearance before Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste-DaBreo on Thursday, September 26, 2019 he was not made to plea to the indictable matter.

He was granted signed bail in the sum of $50,000.

Magistrate DaBreo told him he is to have no contact with the victim or other witnesses, surrender all travel documents and report to the Road Town Police Station between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm, every Monday and Friday.

Rabsatt, who was unrepresented, is slated to return to court October 24, 2019.

7 Responses to “DR national allegedly attacks man with machete for $$ owed”

  • Hmmmm (30/09/2019, 08:35) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply

    Did any of the Cutlass swings connected... Or Maybe he intent to scare him into submission.. Some people got things really rough and in need of money badly. Some of these people got some bad ways.. Want to work people and don't want to pay them. Now he end up in trouble for his earned money. Just pay the daxxmn man. It wouldn't come to this. It could have been worst. If u r man try hard not to go before this mag.

    • VI Gyal (30/09/2019, 09:01) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      I have a friend who did some work and is still owed. People to shady.
  • vip (30/09/2019, 09:09) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you don't want to pay people, cut your own darn bush. You people are too wicked. You work people in this hot sun and don't want to pay them. I recall a past Speaker of the House doing the same thing. Stop take advantage of the poor people them. God is not pleased with some of you. He will deal with you all accordingly
  • Guest (30/09/2019, 10:03) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    BVI has a lot of that going on these days lots of people requesting services or work enjoying the benefits and then not willing to pay. It will have more incidents like this in the pipeline....
  • hellboy (30/09/2019, 10:32) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    that's a common problem in the bvi, working for people and not getting paid !
  • Other Side of Coin (30/09/2019, 19:47) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    And getting paid and not doing the work.
  • Lee (30/09/2019, 21:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    For some reason that seems to be the trend. I know this elderly man who has done lots of pluming works for people when he had his business and most of them have not paid the man and I am talking years. The sad part is that most of them are business men and have their buildings rent out to government and other businesses. They are collecting thousands of dollars in rent every month, pay the little man his money. God doesn't sleep, that is why some of these same buildings he worked on were destroyed during the hurricanes. They now have to pay more to repair these same buildings than what they owed the man.

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