Bandits in Cassada Gardens robbery lifted almost $40k and wore bulletproof vests, reports say

More information is emerging concerning an early-morning robbery
and shooting in Cassada Gardens, as the Police continue to hunt for

the perpetrators, who allegedly wore bulletproof vests, during the
daring incident.

During the offense, a 27-year-old man was shot in the buttocks.
Sources say that responding officers met the victim, an employee of
Shell Beach Seafood, lying injured on the side of the road. 

He was subsequently transported to the Sir Lester Bird Medical
Centre by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), while officers
allegedly recovered a warhead.

The other robbery victim, a Freetown man, an employee of the same
business, escaped unharmed.

Allegedly, the men were traveling in a white Hyundai box truck and
going through Cassada Gardens after having left Cedar Valley at
about 5:50 a.m. 

Reports say they were on their way to the St. John’s terminal, where
they planned to catch the Barbuda Ferry, and were carrying a sum of
cash to purchase lobster on the sister-island.

However, at about 6 a.m., while they were traveling from north to
south on a by-road in Cassada Gardens, a black Wrangler jeep with
three occupants blocked their path. 

Allegedly, the three men exited the vehicle, held the victims at
gunpoint, and robbed them of the money, along with other personal

They then fled in an easterly direction, reportedly making off with
over $38,000 in cash.

The alleged robbers were said to be wearing dark-coloured clothing
under their bulletproof vests.

A report of the robbery and shooting was made to the Criminal
Investigations Department (CID) by a constable from Police