After further investigations into yesterday’s armed robbery at Western Union in JQ Rodney Bay Mall, investigators have discovered that way more money was stolen than the initial estimate.
On responding to the report, investigators were told that approximately $50,000 was stolen, but after the business did a thorough check it was revealed that a total of $61,000 was missing after the perpetrator left.
Police said in a press release that on Monday, December 7, 2015, at about 5:45 p.m., a man “known by features” entered the business place brandishing a firearm at two employees and demanding cash.
A janitor, who walked in on the robbery, was reportedly threatened by the gunman, a reliable source told St. Lucia News Online.
He walked away “calmly” after getting the money, a source said. The gunman was wearing a sunglasses and cap.
The camera system in the business place was not operational at the time of the robbery, but police sources said investigators are reviewing other camera footage in the Mall.