Updated: December 4, 2010
Report confirmed: Barbados Today builds on our story and gets confirmation from the Royal Barbados Police Force that two tourists were robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight on Sandy Lane beach. If the mega rich aren’t safe at Sandy Lane in the middle of the day, pray tell me who is?
How much serious crime goes unmentioned in the Barbados news media?
Here are two of the emailed crime alerts currently making the rounds in Barbados. Folks must use an abundance of caution when receiving or forwarding these types of alerts because as we’ve seen in the past some of them are bogus.
If the Royal Barbados Police Force published crime report summaries online for citizens to see instead of dishing out a few “hot” stories to the regular news media like you’d reward your doggie with a biscuit, citizens could be informed straight from the source and make their own decisions with good information.
Instead, we are forced to rely upon tweets and emails from neighbourhood organizations because the police don’t do their job and alert citizens to high crime areas… until there is a body or a tourist hurt.
Anyway, here’s today’s emails talking of crimes that were never reported in the news media. Did they really happen? We think so, but we’re only ordinary citizens so our masters at the police don’t allow us access to the truth unless it suits their agenda.
Sandy Lane Property Owners Association ADVISORY
This advisory is to alert all SLPOA Property Owners and Residents that a daylight robbery has occurred near our Beach Facility.
On Tuesday November 30, 2010, Independence Day, a couple staying at the Sandy Lane Hotel were robbed at gunpoint while walking on the beach to the south of the Beach Facility.
They were around the corner to the south of the Beach Facility when they were robbed at around noon.
Please be aware and take extra precautions on the beaches.
Sandy Lane Property Owners Association
Sandy Lane Estate, St. James BB24011
(We’ve heard that the police arrested someone for this crime near Sandy Lane, but there’s been nothing in the news.)
One of my work colleagues resident in Kent had a very disturbing experience on Thursday night about 10pm on her way home. There was one car in front of her as she turned into the Upton area after Bartel ( somewhere near the CARTAC office). The car in front of her stopped suddenly and the driver began to blow the horn and then attempted to reverse. My colleague was close enough to notice pieces of wood with nails (spikes) blocking the roadway.
Then about 4 men ( maybe more) with lit torches ( as described by my colleague these were fire torches and not lit flashlights) came out of the bushes near by. Both my colleague also reversed swerving all over the road. Apparently 2 other vehicles also using the road (unaware of what was happening) began to blow their horns at the reversing vehicles. The men retreated into the bushes..The police were called and subsequently removed the wood from the road. I believe all should be made aware of the incident.