Two female staff members injured during attempted robbery of Republic Bank
Chief executive officer and managing director of Republic Bank Barbados Anthony Clerk has confirmed that two female members of staff were injured during a foiled robbery of the Wildey, St Michael branch this morning.
No money was taken.
One woman was reportedly grazed, while the other woman was injured after a bullet appeared to have ricocheted. Both women were transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
Clerk said other members of staff were receiving counselling under the Employees’ Assistance Programme, and noted the bank would remain closed until further notice.
Meanwhile, Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the Bridgetown Division, Dale Crichlow, reported a masked man entered the bank at about 9:25 a.m. and handed a teller an empty bag. Shots were fired, and the man fled the bank, escaping in a waiting vehicle.
Crichlow also denied reports that one of the injured women had passed away.
Police have asked anyone with information that could assist with the investigation to contact the Police Emergency Hotline at 211, the District “A” Police Station 430-7242/46, or any other police station. (RA)