Bank describes shooting outside ATM as “senseless”

Top officials of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have condemned the “senseless killing” of 58-year-old Colleen Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael, who was attacked by gunmen at a RBC Automated Teller Machine (ATM) on Monday night.

Managing Director of RBC Barbados Robert de Silva said the bank was “deeply saddened” by the tragic attack, and was fully cooperating with police in their ongoing investigation into the matter.

“We are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence of this tragic incident,” he said.

“On behalf of RBC Management and staff, I want to extend our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” de Silva added.

The local Barbados Bankers’ Association (BBA) has also expressed sadness over Payne’s shooting death and has advised customers to be vigilant when using ATM machines.

The attack on Payne occurred around 9 p.m. on Monday while she was attempting to use the RBC Royal Bank ATM at University Drive, Black Rock. She was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital immediately following her shooting but succumbed to her injuries.

6 Responses to Bank describes shooting outside ATM as “senseless”

  1. jrsmith July 20, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Thats all talk just like everything else in Barbados , stop the talk security is the name of the day , all businesses in barbados is depending on the (BPF) for security , Cameras , cameras , cameras every where thats the answer……..big help …………….
    As for the people who is importing the guns into barbados your day will come …………………….. As the politicians who is doing nothing , your days are numbered ……………. lots of people in barbados is benefiting and living large on the guns and drugs entering barbados…….they are the ones who is sleeping with the blood of this lady on their hands………..We have evil groups of people in barbados ……………………….

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  2. Alex Alleyne July 20, 2017 at 7:41 am

    SHUT DOWN THE ATM AT THAT BRANCH.

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  3. Helicopter(8P) July 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Have you found the murderers

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  4. Biscuits July 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Firstly so sorry that this has happened. Over the years there have been robberies at that branch. I’ve never felt comfortable using it, although the service is good. Perhaps the physical layout of the building, may be a contributing factor. A more visible interior, particularly from the main road (highway side), might deter some criminal elements….not to mention there should be cameras in place.

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  5. Alex Alleyne July 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    High time for security cameras from Hinds Hill to roundabout at Spring Garden before another person become a victim.

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  6. Sam Clarke July 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    WHY HAVE THIS BANK NOT OUT PROPER LIGHTING AT THIS LOCATION? THAT IS THE QUESTION THAT MUST BE ASKED, NOT SHUTTING DOWN THE LOCATION. BETTER SECURITY MEASURES MUST BE IN PLACE. THIS LIABILITY IS ON THE BANK PERIOD, FOR THEY HAVE INVITED THE PUBLIC TO USE A LOCATION, THAT IS INADEQUATELY LIT AND SECURED, SO THEY TOO ARE CULPABLE.

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