CIBC First Caribbean Bank, Cole Bay bank branch robbed

POSTED: 07/9/14 6:00 PM

St. Maarten – Three armed men robbed the CIBC/First Caribbean Bank branch on Welfare Road in Cole Bay yesterday morning between 9:50 am and 10 am, police confirmed. They said they received several phone coming into the Police Central Dispatch reporting the crime

According to reports, the three armed men were dressed completely in dark clothing and stormed into the bank holding the security guard and the personnel of the bank hostage. The robbers then proceeded to rob the bank while threatening to use their weapons.

After committing the crime the robbers fled the bank on foot, running towards the rear of the building. It is still unclear if the robbers used a vehicle to leave the area.

Immediately several police patrols, detectives, and forensic investigators went to the scene to investigate and searched the area to locate the suspects.

No one was injured during this robbery, police said. The detectives are questioning witnesses and the Forensic Department is gathering evidence on the scene. No suspects have been arrested in this case so far.

The Police Department is asking anyone who saw what took place or have any other information concerning this case to give the police department a call using 911, the tip line 9300 or 542-0433.

As more information becomes available the media will be informed, police said.


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