Robbery victims foil attackers: Subdued robber dies while strugglingPOSTED: 01/29/14 11:32 AM
GREAT BAY – A would be robber died after being physically subdued by the victims he tried to rob during a botched home invasion in Oyster Pond yesterday around 3 pm. The victims said that while they were at home they were suddenly confronted by three unknown men who were trying to break into their residence at Oyster Pond Road 162.
Several police patrols were sent to investigate, the police said. They were told one of the suspects was caught. At the home the police encountered a family on vacation. They subdued and held one of the suspects and waited for the police to arrive. The victims repeatedly said that their captive started to resist heavily, while the other two suspects tried to get him free by throwing stones at the victims, but that didn’t succeed.
The subdued suspect continued to resist violently but the victims kept holding onto him. In the meantime, the other two suspects jumped into a small white colored vehicle and sped off towards the French side. The suspect that was caught stopped resisting after a while and remained lying on the ground.
When the investigating officers checked the suspect he was not showing any signs of life. The paramedics were immediately called and came to the scene and tried to reanimate the suspect without success. At least three of the victims suffered minor cuts and bruises. They were treated on the scene by paramedics. The detectives and Forensic Department were informed of the situation right away and arrived at the home to question the victims and collect evidence.
Dr. Mercuur also arrived later and pronounced the death of the robber. The body has been confiscated to determine later what the exact cause of death was. The investigation is ongoing and it is still not clear yet whether charges would be laid or not against the robbery victims for the death of the suspect.