A masked gunman robbed a popular bar in Vieux-Fort last week and escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.
The bar, Otto’s Bar, located on Clarke Street, was robbed last Wednesday, close to 10 p.m.
The incident caused the five persons who were in the bar at the time to panic.
According to the cashier, Alphia James, the bandit barged into the bar and demanded that she put all the cash in her possession in a plastic bag which he had in his pocket, at the same time putting a gun on the counter.
She said she complied, but not immediately.
“I was very afraid…” she told this reporter.
The thief, whose image was caught on camera, was wearing a black shirt and a blue jeans, and his face covered with a white mask.
As he left the bar, he threw some of the money in the air, saying “You all want money, take money.”
Hermi Charles, the son of the business owner, said the incident has left them very worried.
“The incident has awakened us…. We did not expect that to happen…” Charles said.
He called on business owners in Vieux-Fort to be vigilant.
Up to this morning (Monday) no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Investigations by this reporter have revealed that attempts were made to rob other business houses in Vieux-Fort with a similar mask.
Recently there has been an increase in the number of robberies and attempted robberies of business houses in Vieux-Fort.