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RBC saddened by tragic attack on client

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

RBC saddened by tragic attack on client

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THE BANKING COMMUNITY has expressed condolences to the family of Colleen Payne.

On Monday night Payne was shot to death while conducting business at the ATM at Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) University Drive, St Michael branch.

In separate statements, president of the Barbados Bankers’ Association, Donna Wellington, said her thoughts were with Payne’s family, while managing director of RBC Barbados, Robert de Silva, said the bank was deeply saddened by the tragic attack.

De Silva said the bank was working closely with the Royal Barbados Police Force as they carried out investigations.

“The safety and well-being of our clients is of paramount importance to us and we are cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation by the police,” the bank director said.

Payne’s death has given rise to concerns about the security systems at ATMs, many of which require little to no effort to gain entry.