Masked men rob bar patrons

Police are conducting investigations into a case of aggravated burglary which occurred sometime around 12:30 this morning at Taitt Hill Bar and Pool Room in St George.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the proprietor, 51-year-old Ivan Lowe of Taitt Hill, St George, and four other patrons were in the establishment when five masked men, all armed with firearms entered the business, robbed them at gunpoint before escaping with cash and jewellery.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Police are asking any can provide information to assist with their investigations to contact the District ‘B’ Police Station at 437-4311, Oistins Police Station at 418-2609, police emergency number 211, Crime Stopper 1800 (TIPS) 8477, or the nearest police station.

25 Responses to Masked men rob bar patrons

  1. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins March 25, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Hum,gone are the days where you could hang out without fear of getting, rob with guns,drive by shootings..

  2. Smiley March 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    To need to gang up on these gunmen enough is enough

  3. Maxine Byer
    Maxine Byer March 25, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    So sad to hear that this beautiful island I call home is being over taken by guns and robbery’s .
    Something need to be done if stiffer time in jail when caught or make the bails so high to send a message.

  4. Ann Szebenyi
    Ann Szebenyi March 26, 2017 at 12:08 am

    That is very scary…

  5. Johnathan March 26, 2017 at 3:35 am

    The number and f men here says a lot and it means this is the start of a new wave.

  6. Philip Clement
    Philip Clement March 26, 2017 at 4:48 am

    The strongest message that can be sent is execution..

    • Jay Manny
      Jay Manny March 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      How is that going to help or change any thing?

    • Jay Manny
      Jay Manny March 26, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      That is murder

  7. seagul March 26, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Whenever a government runs a massive fiscal deficit and the government has to go and create money by borrowing money to finance that deficit that creates an inflation spiral in the country….Crime..

  8. jrsmith March 26, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Five people with guns five , five,, what the (Attorney General ) and the Government is doing about guns in Barbados..
    seems its so easy to get hold of guns as like buying thing ……..
    I will bet any one if the 1% of our population of people in Barbados who is always protected and secure by our politicians, were the ones who is being effected , by the gun crime it wouldn’t last for a month …. Its an issue of them and us………………………………
    It will all back fire one day , you people at the ports and where ever , who are allowing the guns and drugs into our barbados , one mistake thats all it take,,
    People all have a good Look around in Barbados , look at certain people life styles, ask you all selves the questions which is necessary, to come a reasonable conclusion who is doing what, why is it always the silly minos, who is ending up at (DODDS)…………

  9. Outside March 26, 2017 at 6:40 am

    2 things
    The court’s needs to be more aggressive with these gun toting fools
    A mandatory 5 yrs in the big house for having an illegal gun

  10. James Franks March 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Gun crime in Barbados is out of control and action is required before it becomes a tsunami army, totally unstoppable.

  11. Sue March 26, 2017 at 9:49 am

    We visit Barbados each year and have been doing so since the late 1980’s. In the last few years we read about more and more stabbings and gun crime. Very sad.

  12. Alex Alleyne March 26, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Lay all gun crime at the feet of the AG.

  13. Richard smith March 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Thank God none of the men were injured or killed

  14. Jay Manny
    Jay Manny March 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Decimate the economy you will decimate the society. If there are no opportunities if people can’t get money to buy the things they want and need, if it seems like there is no hope crime will be the result.

  15. jennifer crichlow March 26, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    They will be found,two is a company,one will talk.

  16. jrsmith March 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

    People in barbados is hurting by a bad government , but is not willing to stand up and do anything about it…
    Its coming too late Barbados would go totally broke and failed…….
    Bajans need to drop the party stupidness and push the people who is failing our country out of office… each individual constituency needs to move a vote of confidence on these out of control politicians , getting them out one by one………………..

    The major problem in Barbados , party politics is going to totally destroy our country……… the selfishness by bajans a they useless parties………….

  17. Bajan Fella March 27, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Bring back the gallows…and watch crime drop.

  18. freeagent March 27, 2017 at 6:33 am

    The government has absolutely NOTHING to do with this crime situation in Barbados, We as parents and the young men who decide that they will waste their time and the government’s money when they are in school are to blame. Everyone has choice. Many of these young men do not have the requisite qualifications to get the type of work that they think they should have so they decide to get involved in drugs or to rob and kill. One sees five and six year old children working hard in other countries why do our men want to live a life of luxury by stealing?
    We need to stop the crap about not using capital punishment and DO something before the situation gets worst.

    • Biscuits March 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

      Well said…the political pundits use every incident to push their agendas! Crime is present in times of plenty, as well as times of need. Unfortunately, our society has become extremely materialistic and that is more than likely the driving force behind crime. Everyone wants to live ‘like the Jones’ but few wish to put in the hard work! It all boils down to the choices we make and the guidance we receive.

  19. Helicopter(8P) March 27, 2017 at 9:30 am

    That T intersection needs a police surveillance camera. Lots of tourist transits that area, and as well local public.

  20. N Day March 28, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    @jrsmith what the government have to do with crime in Barbados? Factors such as lack of discipline, respect, lack of a fear of God and bad upbringing contribute to crime. We have a Muslim community in Barbados and we hardly hear of their members being involved in crime. You sound like a political lackey. Barbados has become a godless society.


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