A police constable is recuperating at home after he was beaten and stabbed during an armed robbery attempt while conducting cash security escort services for Caribbean Cinemas Saturday night, according to a senior police official.
PC436 Glen Charlery, an officer attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Castries, was discharged from hospital early this morning and is doing fine, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crime and Intelligence, Milton Desir, said.
No one else was hurt.
Desir said Charlery was approached from behind and stabbed twice in the head several minutes before midnight. The assailants were two males, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, Desir said.
The culprits escaped without any money.
Desir said he is unable to confirm if Charlery’s firearm was stolen during the attack. No further information is available at this time, the senior officer noted.
St. Lucia News Online (SNO) understands that during cash escorts, the police officer accompanies the person/s responsible for the cash, to make the deposit. The officer does not carry cash.
An official from the Gros Islet Fire Service confirmed receiving a call at about 11:48 p.m. that an officer was physically assaulted at Caribbean Cinemas.
Another source said news was received that an officer reported being “in distress” at the cinemas due to a robbery incident.