Suspect arrested in Nevis robbery

Commissioner Walwyn

CHARLESTOWN (17TH July, 2012): Police responded to two calls in Nevis for assistance early this morning, just after midnight.

Police today arrested one man on suspicion of robbery for entering the home of a couple in the Hamilton area.

In the first incident, the perpetrators entered the Hamilton residence and engaged in an altercation with the residents. Medical treatment was administered to the residents, but they were not hospitalized. The residents informed police that two males were involved.

The police have arrested one male and are actively seeking the other known male.

The second incident occurred in Ginger Land, where the resident was hospitalized for observation after receiving non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect in this incident is known and the police are actively seeking him at this time. The names of the suspects in both incidences will be released once formal charges have been filed.

We deeply regret the harm that has been caused to the individuals, which we also extend to their families. As law enforcement officers, we are committed to the safety of island residents and guests as well as ensuring that the persons responsible for these reprehensible acts are held accountable for their actions.

“While these incidences are very unfortunate, I am pleased to report that we were able to act quickly and decisively to secure the suspects,” said Commissioner C. G. Walwyn of the Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force. “Our officers arrived at both scenes rapidly and we are utilizing all of the resources at our disposal, including our recently acquired highly-trained police dog, to bring these matters to the swiftest possible conclusion.”

The Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force is urging anyone with information about these incidents to come forward and report it.

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