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Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

Second family ‘tied up’, robbed by gunmen

Second family ‘tied up’, robbed by gunmen

The police are reporting that a second family was attacked and tied up by masked gunmen on Friday, September 18; just hours after a similar incident occurred on Virgin Gorda.

The second incident occurred in East End, Tortola.

The official report from the police said two masked men entered the home of an East End resident on Friday evening. The resident is said to be an employee of Scaffco Shutters.

One of the gunmen reportedly tied the family with clothing and searched through their belongings.

The men, having found cash and jewellery, fled the scene before police arrived. No one was injured during the ordeal.

Previous incident


Just hours before this incident, masked gunmen entered the home of an employee of EMC Construction on Virgin Gorda and demanded his whereabouts.

Using straps, the gunmen tied the family and also demanded money from them. The suspects later fled the scene before the arrival of the officers.

The police are asking persons with information that can lead to the identification of the suspects in both cases to contact the emergency number 911 or RVIPF’s non-emergency line 311.

All information will be treated with discretion and confidentiality will be assured.

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