A MAN was robbed in broad daylight while making a bank deposit at Harbor Bay Shopping Plaza yesterday.
Video of a passerby’s theft has gone viral on social media.
In a 38-second clip that was broadcast widely, a man lying on the ground is attacked by a masked man with passers-by heard in the background, saying “Let the bag go sir, let the bag go. Oh my god. “
About ten seconds after the start of the video, the attacker fled in a vehicle and fled the scene with a bag in his hand.
Speaking about the incident yesterday, Deputy Police Superintendent Audley Peters said officers were aware of the brazen theft and are now actively looking for the men responsible.
He added that video footage of the incident will help police with their investigations and also expressed confidence that those responsible will be arrested soon.
“We are aware of this theft in which a man went to post a bond and he was accosted by a man in a small vehicle,” the police press liaison officer told reporters.
“The video will be of some help to us and I can assure members of the public that in due course we should have someone in custody who will be brought to court in this incident.”
ASP Peters has also issued a warning to those responsible for these crimes, insisting that it is only a matter of time before they are arrested.
“I want to warn these would-be criminals that members of the public have had enough of you. They are taking the courageous step and signaling to you who are brandishing their guns and committing these heinous acts, ”he said.
“They are going to get caught. It is simply a matter of time. Our record now speaks for itself. You would have seen the cases that would have happened recently with regard to homicide and the way these cases are brought before the courts and that is thanks to technology and to the help of members of the public.
“They don’t sit idly by and are not afraid of you, the small number of people in our community. “They are taking the initiative to help us and we are doing our part to gather the evidence in front of you and you are going to go to court and you are going to have your day in court and the victims themselves are going to find justice.
Anyone with information about this latest incident or any other crime is asked to call the police on 919 or Crime Stoppers on 328-TIPS (8477).