After pouncing on De la Santa’s Bakery and Restaurant and taking a quantity of cash from the register, two males dressed in black long-sleeved hoodies then made their way to Charles Chill Bar located at the rear of the bakery and pointed a firearm at two patrons.
“The assailants both fled the scene with cash and jewellery taken from the two patrons, a cash pan from the bar and the cashier’s handbag. No one was injured in the incident” the RVIPF said in a release.
De La Santa Bakery and Restaurant fell victim to armed robbers last night, January 28, 2021.
The Police further recovered the contents from the cashier’s handbag along with one black firearm magazine containing ammunition.
Detectives are now interested in any information that could help fast track the investigation and identify the individuals responsible, as the assailants were likely in the general vicinity before entering the premises police suspect.
RVIPF says while investigations are ongoing, persons who may have seen any suspicious behaviour are asked to contact the Force's Intelligence Unit directly at 368-9339.
See previous story published Friday, January 29, 2021
Gunmen rob De La Santa Bakery & Restaurant in SCB
- cash & jewellery stolen from patrons; Magazine of live rounds left behind
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Two gunmen pounced on De La Santa’s Bakery and Restaurant in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola, last evening, January 28, 2021, robbing the establishment of an undisclosed amount of money and also relieved patrons of cash and jewellery.
According to reports reaching our newsroom, at approximately 10:00 pm two unmasked but “tightly hooded” men entered the De La Santa Bakery and Restaurant. One of the gunmen allegedly stood guard while the other jumped the counter and took all the cash from the cash register.
The cashier, who reportedly was in the kitchen at the time, allegedly ran out of the establishment and screamed to raise an alarm.
The gunmen then allegedly proceeded to the Charles Chill Spot located to the rear of the bakery and restaurant, where a number of patrons were. They held two of the male patrons by placing a gun to their heads, took off their jewellery and relieved them of cash.
They then allegedly took out the cash pan belonging to the business and the cashier’s handbag, which was nearby, before escaping in an unidentified car.
During the escape, the gunmen allegedly dropped a firearm magazine with live ammunition in the bar.
Police allegedly subsequently found contents of the cashier’s bag on the premises.
It is our information that CCTV footage is being reviewed for further evidence.