Armed and masked robbers make off thousands

Four armed and masked men robbed a bus belonging to the owners of the Island Foods which operates Chinese supermarkets and stores at several locations around St Kitts.

The incident happened last night, May 16.

Reliable sources said the men attacked the bus outside the Island Foods supermarket across from the Basseterre Seventh Day Adventist Church on Wellington Road around 9 p.m.

The bandits reportedly made off with over EC$10,000 in cash. No injuries have been reported and police have launched an investigation.

Police are yet to confirm the robbery.

Thursday night’s armed robbery is the latest attack on Chinese and other businesses in St Kitts and Nevis in the past six weeks.

Armed and masked men robbed a Chinese restaurant in Old Road, six miles from Basseterre on April 9. Another Chinese restaurant in the building that once housed Radio One on Wellington Road in Basseterre was robbed by three armed and masked men who took money from customers and the cash register on April 7.

A woman was robbed by three armed and masked men on April 11.

On April 6 an armed and masked man held up a bar in Clay Ghaut, Nevis, demanded money and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. In broad daylight on April 5, three armed and masked men robbed an elderly Brazziers resident in Nevis of an undisclosed sum of money. Shots were fired and the victim was treated at Nevis’ Alexandra Hospital and discharged.