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Mar 2, 2012

CIBC First Caribbean Bank at San Cas Plaza closed until further notice

On Thursday morning the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank at the San Cas Plaza was the target of a major robbery. Police are reviewing surveillance video to help determine the identity of the robbers, who were unmasked during the daring hold-up. Up to midday today, no arrests had been made.  The armed robbers entered the bank shortly before nine, held up the tellers and made their way to the vault. It is reported that they stole two hundred and thirty thousand dollars but their escape plan was foiled by police who responded within minutes. The four men, travelling in a Honda SUV, high-tailed up the northern highway. They ran through an alley between US Imports and Shell Depot, where they had a waiting skiff. But before they hit the waters, according to the police, they opened fired, and during that exchange twenty year old Alberto Benito Assi was killed on the riverside off Lacroix Boulevard. Police later retrieved two bags of cash, amounting to one hundred and sixty thousand dollars, along with two guns.  CIBC FirstCaribbean issued a press release on Thursday stating that the bank will be closed until further notice. The release went on to say that neither staff nor customers were injured during the heist and that counseling has been offered to staff members.

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1 Response for “CIBC First Caribbean Bank at San Cas Plaza closed until further notice”

  1. nicos says:

    Somebody is wrong…this news says that they escaped in a Honda SUV…so why were they searching a Isuzu Rodeo SUV.

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