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Man in red dress robs bank

Man in red dress robs bank
CIBCFirstCaribbean Bank, Wildey, St Michael. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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A man wearing a red dress, straw hat, mask, a pair of sneakers and carrying a handbag, robbed the CIBCFirstCaribbean Bank at Wildey, St Michael of an undisclosed amount of money on Thursday afternoon.

Police public relations officer, acting inspector Rodney Inniss, said the man might have also been wearing a grey long-sleeved shirt under the dress.

He told Nation News at the scene they received the call of a robbery in progress around 12:15 p.m. The person approached the teller and presented a note demanding cash in specific denominations.

Inniss said the teller did as she was trained to respond in such situations, and handed over some money. The robber put it in a bag and walked out of the bank.

He appealed to members of the public who might have information to call the police hotline at 211.

“It is still very early in our investigation but I am sure that someone in such a busy area might have seen something. Ever how small it is, it will work. We will gladly take your info,” Inniss said.

Meanwhile, director of Retail Banking, Michelle Whitelaw, said staff was very shaken up and they had both counsellors and human resources personnel on hand. Some of the executives also visited the branch.

“Right now, our major concern is just comforting the staff and trying to really encourage them and try to get them over this unfortunate incident,” she said.