POLICE ARE ON the hunt for two armed bandits, who robbed a wealthy couple at their plush Sandy Lane Estate, St James residence and made off with money and jewellery estimated to be worth in excess of a million dollars.
Last night, however, they were able to confirm swift progress in another string of residential burglaries after taking three non-nationals into custody. Up to press time they were being questioned, but had not been specifically linked to the Sandy Lane incident.
The incident at the Sandy Lane residence occurred around 3 a.m. yesterday, and, according to sources, the couple was tied up and held at gunpoint while the masked intruders searched the property in a section of the island that is home to some of Barbados’ richest residents and guests.
Among the items stolen were Rolex watches, diamond rings and expensive gold bracelets.