UPDATE: Woman dies after being shot at ATM

Police have released the name of the woman who was shot last night as she attempted to use an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) at University Drive, Black Rock, St Michael.

She is 58-year-old Colleen Beresdean Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael.

Payne was attacked and shot by two men around 9 p.m. She was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.

Police are appealing to anyone with information about the incident to contact the Black Rock Police Station at 417-7500, or 417-7505. Police Emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, or the nearest police station.

Lawmen have also advised members of the public to adhere to a number of safety tips when using ATMs.

  1. Avoid using an ATM after dark. If you must, choose one that is well lit and not in an isolated location.
  2.  As you leave the ATM, be aware of anything suspicious. If you think you are being followed, go to an area with a lot of people and call the police.
  3. Try to avoid using an ATM by yourself, take someone you trust with you, or only use an ATM when others are around.

51 Responses to UPDATE: Woman dies after being shot at ATM

  1. Wayne Dread
    Wayne Dread July 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    If this is responsible reporting, there should be video of the transaction, and maybe some useful evidence.

    • hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Wayne Dread; you know for sure that if this robbery had occurred at any ATM in the Tri-Sate area those bandits` pictures and the act would be all over the TV today. I would hate to know that the Bank do not have cameras in these times. Have the Attorney General said anything yet? other than “Not on my watch.”

  2. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome July 18, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    What would you do with.these persons when they are caught, put them in St Philip.to eat out the taxpayers money. It will come a time in this country that ppl will start taking the law into their own hands eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth. Just saying

    • Isolene Evans
      Isolene Evans July 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm

      When that start to happen, the country is down the drain.No tourist will want to vacation in a war zone.Be careful what you wish for.Words are very strong.

    • Sharon Woolley
      Sharon Woolley July 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Joan if you want to rid the island of tourists then go for the eye for eye, if not then yes criminals need to be locked up, but those that murder should hang. Build another prison – it will give employment to builders, plumbers and electricians and prison staff. Barbados is a truely beautiful island with lovely people but gun crime and murders will destroy tourism even if it doesn’t happen immediately

      • hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

        Sharon Wooley, build another prison for the Dems and their supporters (trini lady) to say what they have been saying that the cost of Dodds` prison is what have the DLP in the financial hole that they`re in. They would not need another prison if they do the right thing with those murderers, let them exhaust all their options how ever long it takes and then they can have whatever last meal they desire.

    • Joan Brome
      Joan Brome July 18, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      Ppl will.just get.fed.up more.with.the.shady system. Have you ever watched law.abiding citizen. It’s when.ppl.take your.life and destroy it.by killing.the.innocent ones.you.love just for.money

    • Everick Holder
      Everick Holder July 18, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      We need a “stupid” pill. To prevent incidents like this.

  3. Kamila Burrowes
    Kamila Burrowes July 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    This is just so heartbreaking

  4. Christina Shortt
    Christina Shortt July 18, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    What are you waiting for bring the Defense Force back out onto the streets! They are just sitting there doing nothing, get them out protecting the people of Barbados!

    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson July 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      Christina Short, good Idea after 8-00 pm defense force to police Bim.

    • Christina Shortt
      Christina Shortt July 18, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      Michael Howard no-one said anything about Military Rule Michael its been done in Barbados before and very successfully. Definitely needs to be done again and now.

    • Gavin Dawson
      Gavin Dawson July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Michael Howard answer to your comment No make it safe for people to be able to walk in the street without fear. Because that is what is starting to happen now fear, agree the lady ought not to have gone to the A T M. at that time of night, but you don’t expect to get shot, also another lady almost got herself and her car hijacked. This is NOT military Rule it acts as a deterrent if they are with the police, you may say put more police on, but will that not make it a police state???

    • Sue Ward
      Sue Ward July 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Was recently in Colombia and have to say the police presence was amazing

      Every corner or two you would find a police person. With or without a dog but mainly with

      They are keen to grow their tourism market and it shows. Certainly it is a country that has fought back against violent crime! Maybe time to take some pointers from those who have been there and done it…

      • hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 10:45 pm

        The people wants to be re-elected so they don`t to offend.

  5. Veronica July 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    This is a disgrace. If Government don’t try to get these guns off the streets, Barbados will eventually be ruined. Tourism will be no more. If these things continues to occur, who will want to go there. Safety was never an issue for me in the past, but It seems like I now have to worry.
    I want to know where these guns coming from? Barbados need to have stiffer penalty of they own and stop trying to follow other countries policies and procedures.

  6. Kwanza Malika Beckles
    Kwanza Malika Beckles July 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Styletitude Dimple

  7. Gavin Dawson
    Gavin Dawson July 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Ok time to stop pussy footing around, punishment to fit the crime, and as for all these people who are politicly correct, remember it can happen to you or any member of your family, wonder if this was to happen to you will you change your record?

  8. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce July 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm


  9. F.A Rudder July 18, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    It’s the ready ripe time that the Commissioner of Police send a request to the Minister responsible for public safety and the Prime Minister to have an armed police task force patrolling and on the beat at places of business and financial services after six O’clock in the evening. Mr Commissioner and Honorable Prime minister this could be your wife or sister. Hard lined criminals have infiltrated the society and the task of being a Minister of Public Safety is to guarantee the nation has a level of comfort and assurance that they are in a reliably safe environment! Legitimate gun owners who have up to date gun permits and licenses would now be bearing arms which are fully loaded. This is not the environment visitors to our island home would like to meet.

  10. Helicopter(8P) July 18, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    If the Royal Barbados Police Force has limited manpower to police after the evening six o’clock hour then an executive order to have the Barbados Defense Force become a joint task force in doing so! This would ensure Government’s dollars per man hour are well spent!

    • hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      Helicopter(8P); you know very well that the BDF would only be used to crack some heads for the protection of a few if people decide to exercise their democratic rights.

  11. Diana Cave
    Diana Cave July 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Good idea . The task force were also out with the police . Not with all of them but I used to see them and crime wasn’t as bad as now . I love to see this task force men in their uniform , and how big their bodies look . Certainly you will get scared for them
    I don’t know much about the defense force out I never happen to see them
    But I think as some people commenting to bring them back out is a good valid opinion . Crime will decline . Not eliminate all together But sure will stop all these senseless killings . I only hope and pray something of significants would soon erase all this .

  12. BKM-ONE July 18, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I am a frequent visitor to Barbados from Canada, and I am shocked and horrified by this news. Not that my mind is in a bubble where Barbados is concerned, but this is just awful and unexpected.

  13. Kay critchlow July 18, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    When Dodds is full then what ?

  14. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley July 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    May she rest in peace. Knew that was coming.

  15. Alex Alleyne July 18, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    This is the time to install SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS from the street lights at HINDS HILL to the roundabout at SPRING GARDEN.

    • hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 11:07 pm

      Alex, don`t you think that these people should have known this by now, some years ago I spoke about cameras and someone`s reply was, can cameras arrest any body? by that I knew that the person was a home-grown bajan.

  16. Carol Grant Cumberbatch
    Carol Grant Cumberbatch July 18, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    So sad.

  17. Aleisha Daniel
    Aleisha Daniel July 18, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Animals why shoot the woman stupse sickening like people bout dere gone mad or sumting

  18. JasonC. July 18, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Enough is enough now.
    I want these criminals hanged. Stop these persons from going up Dodds, feeding drinking as the tax payers pockets and don’t even start about amnesty and human rights…..


    • hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      JasonC, the thing about it is that they don`t even notify the victims` family when these people are about to be release from spending their vacation to find out if they are in favor of them being freed. The families only know when they see it in the news.

  19. Shonel Kingston
    Shonel Kingston July 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Kill that woman for 20 dollars RIP

  20. Tony Webster July 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    We need leaders, who can actually lead; who have principles; who can grasp and crush nettles; and who can sense when we are sleep-walking to a precipice; who can actually tell the difference between a passing inconvenience, and an existential issue requiring urgent action.

    Every problem, has a solution. Neither talking, nor hand-wringing, is a solution. God Preserve Barbados.

  21. tedd July 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    the bank should have cameras all around. there should be photos of the offenders.

    in other countries where a criminal brings a weapon and commits a crime and someone dies it is considered pre meditated murder.

    we also need to increase the penalty for having illegal guns and implement them in the court. a person with an illegal gun surely is up to no good.

  22. Loretta Griffith July 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Mind you, I am not advocating violence against any other race, but these thugs would be the first to tell you they are your black brothers; yet the senseless killing of their own.
    May God help this little island that was once a paradise.
    There are /were times I wished I was entrusted with power.

  23. Lorenzo July 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I have asked the question already but I will repeat where is the Attorney General of Barbados? When will we hear from him or the Prime Minister regarding a strategy going forward.I believe it is time to start hanging some of the criminals or bring back the catThis may not stop the crime but it will significantly reduce crime as no one wants to die.Bring back the joint patrols with the BDF and the police ,along with stop and searches at anytime of the day.I do not want to hear about any criminal rights or that as far as statistics go ,Barbados is not as bad as Jamaica or Trinidad,because if no action is taken we soon will be,as we have gone soft on crime and criminals.

    • hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Lorenzo, Barbados only has approx. 280,000 so I would not compare Jamaica or Trinidad with Barbados right now, but it is doing very well with the 280,000, within another 10-15 years it will be right there, the AG is not doing anything and you`ll know the PM isn`t saying a word..

  24. jrsmith July 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    The government will do nothing , because what ever they do will effect the the big ups in barbados and you cant have that………..

  25. Rachel Worrell
    Rachel Worrell July 18, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    So sad someting must b done with dese criminals

  26. Walter Prescod July 18, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    This is a sad day! Another senceless death. my thought are with the family.

  27. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry July 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    People want hanging for these crimes.

  28. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn July 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I thought that these banks supposed to have cameras. In the last three weeks 5 people get killed and no one get caught as yet.The police need to offer some rewards.

  29. Patsy Yearwood
    Patsy Yearwood July 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Sip colleen

  30. Maaz A Love
    Maaz A Love July 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    My condolences to family and friends

  31. Sophia Hayes July 18, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    We have a Prime Monster that aims to please only tourist..When a tourist is a victim it’s in the newspaper in two different countries and they apprehend
    some one even if they hold the wrong one..Just to prove that they can get the job done..Bajan lives matters too..

  32. hcalndre July 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    What about hitting the road in the thousands and demand the AG and PM do something about the crime wave in Barbados. Will the regular yard fowls and the lizards who changes their color/positions depending on where they are, saying that marches don`t have any effects.

  33. Noreen July 19, 2017 at 6:46 am

    You have to start back and hang them


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