UPDATE: Cinema robbers got no money, cop discharged from hospital

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UPDATE: Cinema robbers got no money,  cop discharged from hospital

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.

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  1. It is becoming increasingly risky for a one man security escort for cash transfers'. The criminals have communication devices and firearms. Three persons should do the escort in an arrow head formation. A waiting vehicle should be on standby for quick withdrawal from the business place to the bank. Our criminals have been trained by U.S criminal deportees and Isis sympathizers.

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  2. **** Some cops think they know it all and take things for granted. The other thing is either desir know if the firearm was stollen. What is he hiding. I HAVE SEEN THEN DO THEIR THING AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE PROPER WAY TO DO ESCORT. SOME EVEN CARRY CASH THEMSELVES. CRACKING JOKES WITH PERAON.
    IT'S NOT ABOUT GOING HOME WITH CASH BUT PROVIDING A PROPER SERVICE.
    IF U DOING IT JUST FOR THE MONEY AND DO NOT HAVE '''COMMON SENSE''' LEAVE IT ALONE

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  3. I think cops need to stop walking with or behind cash. Stand in a position and let the cash through. Too many times cops walk like they think they know it all. Keep a safe distance and a position for I'd shotsare fired u would not harm civilians.
    Doing escort is not like fighting for position

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  4. ****LISTEN PEOPLE I AM SO UPSET AT the way some cops do that escort. This is no joke. How u mean u don't know about the gun. It sounds like it is stollen. Is yes or no?? How could u follow and give the criminals your back. U c what I'm saying. These same people claim they know it all. Crap there are cops that know how to do their work. This is not like FIGHTING FOR..PPOSITION. IT IS KNOWING HOW TO DO WHAT A REAL COP CAN DO. I C IT HAPPEN ALLL THE TIME. COPS WALKING GRACEFULLY BEHIND CASH. I AM SERIOUSLY UPSET.

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  5. +++++I am so mad at some of those hard headed cops. I am sure he was walking with the people who had the cash. Cops need to choose a safe position where their backs are covered and have the person carrying the cash to walk a distance away while their firearm should be ready. Some of them actually hold the cash themselves.
    Secondly no one should walk between the cops or security and cash. People take these things for granted especially foolish cops who think they know it all and knows nothing. Think like the criminal. Better u shoot their ass to Death than u get stabbed foolishly.
    This message is read by cops also. Do your work. Stand at a safe distance. A distance that if u fire will not hit civilians or useless damage

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  6. Better days are here...well for criminals anyway. .. while i get to work hard and get taxed twice

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  7. Sno... you just had to make it abundantly clear to the general public who carries the cash.... Geeeeeezzz man!!! Smh.

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  8. You are so right , the infor they give out could be the same making those criminals more intelligent .

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  9. I think some of these news articles contain information which can put innocent lives at risk.....the criminals dont need to know that the police does not carry money or who carries money....sometime the media is just ridiculous

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