Elderly man murdered

63-year old shot and killed in suspectedd robbery

 The normally quiet and desolate district of Christie Village, Bucks, St Thomas was jolted yesterday afternoon when two masked men shot and killed an elderly man.

While acting police public relations officer, Acting Station Sargeant Roland Cobbler was unable to confirm whether the 63-year-old man had been the victim of a robbery,  reports suggested the two armed assailants had escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.

Barbados TODAY understands that the man had been carrying the payroll for an establishment in the district when he was attacked around 3:00 p.m.

“Police are conducting investigations into the circumstances which resulted in the unnatural death of a 63-year-old male at Bucks, St Thomas. Our preliminary investigations are suggesting that he was shot by two masked, armed assailants. He was subsequently rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private vehicle where he succumbed to his injuries,” Cobbler told reporters just outside the scene of the incident.

Soon after, a woman said to be the deceased’s wife arrived on the scene and broke down in tears.

Tow trucks from the Roving Response Team were called into action around 5:55 p.m. to pull the vehicle, which the man was said to be driving at the time of the attack, out of a bushy area.

One hour later, using the services of a two truck, the blue Chevrolet truck was escorted by a police vehicle away from the scene.

Up to press time, no suspects had been identified.


3 Responses to Elderly man murdered

  1. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson September 26, 2015 at 8:08 am

    From how long 63 was elderly this is a man in the prime of his live working for a family

  2. Linda Hoyte September 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Its so sad to hear about all these deaths due to robberies , its time the authorities in Barbados wake up and do whats right by giving the appropriate sentences to these heartless indivuals . What is it going to take for the law there to be REVISED its really sad I watch and read from across the miles and I fear for the lives of my family and friends , and I grieve for the family of the slain .

  3. jrsmith September 26, 2015 at 11:18 am

    @,Linda,H, hail,hail, agree with you ,but what authorities, crime in Barbados seems to be executed , so easy with out fear, guns so easy as purchasing a screwdriver, drugs seem to be had as if it being sold on the high ways and byways on the island.

    What other conclusion as a bajan you come to, other than low life criminals in Barbados , are taking direction from the criminal hierarchy , because they are all been protected.


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