Bar owner and staff left shaken after robbery

The owner and employees of Quaker’s Sports Club got a scare when the establishment was robbed by a masked gunman in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Proprietor of the bar which has been in operation for 40 years, Michael Alleyne, and eight of his staff were cleaning the Carrington Village, St Michael hang out spot when they were held up. The incident occurred just hours after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) hosted a shop lime for its St Michael South Central candidate Marsha Caddle who was canvasing that weekend.

“There was three girls, and the four of us [were] just here talking and thing . . . Everything was finished and we were cleaning up. We were waiting for the karaoke guy to leave and this guy rushed in the same time with a gun and hold up for the cash,” Alleyne told Barbados TODAY.

He said the gunman had approached the bartender who was in charge of the cash register and demanded the night’s takings as well as his wallet.

Alleyne suggested the crime was orchestrated by someone who was monitoring the shop lime, which ended around 2 a.m.

“I believe . . . somebody saw what was going on and what funds were spending and then came back when things were closed off,” he said.

The bar owner and his employers came out of that ordeal not physically hurt, although traumatized, but Alleyne said almost $6,000 was taken.

As a result of the incident, he said he would be installing a security system and would hire private security for any future parties or events.

When contacted, Caddle had little to say about the incident, stressing that it did not happen when the BLP team was present.

Police investigations are continuing as the assailant has not yet been unidentified.

15 Responses to Bar owner and staff left shaken after robbery

  1. Hazel Harrison
    Hazel Harrison June 8, 2017 at 12:41 am

    and the crap continues

  2. Adam Tyler Mallett
    Adam Tyler Mallett June 8, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Losing the sense of community ruled by fear

  3. Sharon Ward
    Sharon Ward June 8, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Thank God no one was hurt or kill

  4. Kim Gaskin
    Kim Gaskin June 8, 2017 at 3:59 am


  5. jrsmith June 8, 2017 at 4:18 am

    Bajans stop this stupidness , the same rubbish comes out all the time …….. thank god, thank the gunman for not killing anyone………………………………………………
    All businesses in barbados is depending on the over stretched police force to be every where, …………………………………….
    Owners of businesses in barbados get your fingers out , get cheap technology to protect your business , workers and customers , ….cameras , cameras , cameras , every where ……………..

    Bajans dont depend on our crooked corrupt politicians to do anything, their are not interested in the black masses in barbados,
    follow the example of what is happening in the (UK) get the cameras up, this will also help our police with evidence…….

    In the (UK) where I live there is a ..( 20 mile road marker limit) and lots of drivers even people who live on the street is breaking the limit.. (cameras are now being install on the top and bottom end of the street , also they have already caught people dumping rubbish , which is a £500 fine……….you cant beat the cameras…..

  6. Ras June 8, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Joker Smith you need to come back home the cold got your brain addled

    what is addled: to make someone feel confused and unable to think clearly

  7. jrsmith June 8, 2017 at 5:29 am

    @, Ras , hail, hail, i have homes in barbados and the (UK) I am not in denial, yes sir no sir 3 bags full sir , this dont happen to me in the (UK) you are the one who is still control by (Massa) people like you have nothing to offer anyone ………….. other than talk….

  8. fedup June 8, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Somebody went ‘away’ and get excited and now talking crap bout ‘Bajans’. Steupse.

  9. tsquires June 8, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Every time I view these pages many people are critical of those of us who left these shores {I’m one) and returned supposedly with brains addled by the cold, so I ask those who never left and those who returned, also those who are travelers to read below –
    “We are working in the same middle passage
    Working against all different types of plans
    We are in different places and different times
    No longer are the chains on our feet and hands
    They now encompass our brains and minds”
    Anyone who believes I am wrong, just remember science has proven we were on earth first, yet every single day most of our people genuflect before a false god. Jehoshua (Jesus) as a white man. Have a good day and pay attention as “They who know not, and knows not that they know not, are foolish and should be disregarded”

  10. jrsmith June 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

    All the time I have spent living and working in the (UK) never ever work hard in my life as an engineer , having couple of businesses, and decades of management from which I have learnt so much , lots of what I have achieved is owed to the involvement of white people far more than my own black race……………………..

    I am always being accused of comparing Barbados with the (UK) which I have never done …My pitch I always would hope that we move in the technology direction, as similar in many ways to how things are done in the (UK) ….
    We have in Barbados lots of returnees , from the (UK) who work in every part of industry and people the government should have been seeking out to help in putting things right in barbados,but, it all seems our own government / politicians is more racist than the countries we point our fingers at in disgust for what they did to our fore parents…………………………………….
    As the God thing , black people have this idea the continuous free consultation ,with God and Jesus who was missing for centuries of slavery and the heavily manufactured religions , which is used as an excuse for not getting they… fingers out …. taking responsibility …., rolling up they sleeves …. and engaging themselves with each other and doing something productive to help our country , but is preparing themselves for the next coming……………..
    50 years of (Independence Dependency) and still 1% of the nation with the help of our crooked , corrupt politicians controls the black masses our barbados… we are so up on wanting to fight with each other ,which is reflecting on our young people ,…… because the in denial and they religions cause confusion which is forcing pressure on our young people who always now seems to be wanting…….. blood………we need change , but the people must change………………….
    The next non violent Revolution must come through the new way of how we educate our young people , not for education sake…..

  11. Greengiant June 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Note Caddle’s only response. ” It didn’t happen when the B L P team was there “. Is this the only response of a aspiring representative, and one who may have grown up in the area? Certainly sounds elitist to me, and if so then she’s associated with the perfect group. No, sorry to hear, happy no one was injured, I have called to lend any support I can to the club, nothing like that. Only to disassociate the B L P team with the robbery.

    Not good, thank god the area still has ‘pit toilets’, as her response is suitable for disposal in one of them.

  12. Milli Watt June 8, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    how about a license for the owners to carry………..would have ended a lot different.

  13. Menace II Babylon June 8, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    @ Jr smith….cameras is the best way to secure a conviction. Cameras can’t see through mask as far as I am aware. Nothing beats that evidence in court. Well said, fortunately it falls to the homeowner/business owner and their own peace of mind and security. This can also cause a noticeable drop in your insurance premiums.

    Any businessman/farmer that playing you living in the 60’s,70’s, or 80’s and have not taken the time to go get a licensed firearm and keep it in immaculate working condition, You are not serious about protecting your investment or your employees in 2017.

    Dont make no sport with violators, or be on the wrong side of black blunt or talons, you reach for your licensed stick, and aim to disable….

    Get a licensed firearm.


  14. Menace II Babylon June 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    You have time offering imbecilic, non-sensical, cretins explanations of why who what when and where Jr. Wha you dealing wid though? Stuppppesssss

    Aint bother to read it. Ras…. Rascal.

    Stop defiling the Abrahamic


  15. banger June 10, 2017 at 8:58 am

    ,expect things like these to happen, since there is no work ,an so much hate going around bills an children to send school Barbados going now see a difference


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