Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 9, 2016 (RSCNPF): One person has been charged in the early morning robbery of the Ma Pau Casino in Basseterre. The robbery occurred early Monday morning (January 4).
Arrested and charged is Eric Thompson of Ponds Pasture, Basseterre. Thompson is charged on four (4) Warrants in the First Instance for Armed Robbery. Charges were laid on Friday, (January 8). Thompson has been remanded at Her Majesty's Prison.
Investigations have revealed that the property was robbed shortly after 7.00 am that morning and a large sum of cash was taken.
Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Criminal Investigations, Mr Ian Queeley said, "I first want to applaud the good work of all the officers working the case, their diligence and thoroughness moved this case forward. I also want to thank the public for the assistance they provided." ACP Queeley added, "this is a great example of citizens coming forward and sharing what they know....doing that made a difference."
"Calling the Police or Crime Stoppers with information regarding a crime or criminal activity, makes a difference, it did in this case, I encourage the public to partner with us and report what you may see or hear with regards to criminal activity. Let us ensure an environment of citizen safety together," said ACP Queeley.
To report crime or criminal activity, the public can call any Police Station or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS)