Reports of a brazen attempted armed robbery of two medical students in Nevis have sparked significant levels of uneasiness within the island community.
According to one account, two masked men armed, one with a firearm and the other a knife, tied up two medical students and demanded money.
The students were in their New Castle residence when the two masked men walked into their house through the open front door.
“One was armed with a firearm and the other with a knife. They tied up both students with rope and demanded cash and proceeded to search the house.
After they didn’t find any cash, the masked men decided to take the students to the ATM,” according to a source.
It is further reported that while the students were being escorted to a vehicle, owned by the students, one of them saw an opportunity to run through some bushes and over to a nearby house for help.
One masked man set chase and but did not catch the student. The other masked individual however took the other victim to the Bank of Nevis ATM in the vicinity of XPetrol gas station. The assailant stayed in the vehicle while the victim went to the ATM but did not withdraw any funds.
The student reportedly went back to the vehicle and told the assailant that the machine is not working. The masked man then took the student back to the house and again searched the house.
However, at that point some other medical students, having heard of the matter came to the house and subsequently the masked man fled the scene.
KYSS FM reached out the Police for confirmation on the incident but have not yet been successful.