One person in custody assisting with investigations into Caribbean Lottery robbery

(PRESS RELEASE): A man is in Police custody assisting with investigations into the armed robbery of the Caribbean Lottery Office in Nevis.

At about 1:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 the Charlestown Police Station received a report of an armed robbery taking place at the Caribbean Lottery Office in Charlestown. Police investigations so far have revealed that two masked men entered the Office and pointed what appeared to be a gun at the clerk. The clerk managed to escape unharmed and the men proceeded to steal a sum of money and other personal items belonging to persons in the Office.

Because of the promptness with which the report was made, the Police were able to responded quickly. Shortly after the incident, the Police carried out a search in a nearby area and were able to recover some of the personal items that had been stolen. The Police were also able to execute a search warrant in relation to the incident, however, nothing was found to satisfy the search.

Investigations into the matter will continue. The assistance of the public is critical to this case, and persons with information regarding this incident as asked to contact the Charlestown Police Station by calling 469-5391/5392.

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