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Police foil attempted robbery at Victoria Credit Union office Featured

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Police foil attempted robbery  at Victoria Credit Union office

Quick response from police officers attached to the Victoria Police Station in St. Mark foiled an attempted robbery at the Grenada Union of Teachers Credit Union’s Victoria office last Thursday.

 According to information reaching the Grenada Informer, the police moved into action in the early hours of the morning after hearing some noise coming from the Credit Union building which is located within touching distance of the police station, on Queen and Diamond Streets.  One officer we were told rushed to the scene and saw two masked men attempting to get into the credit union office, the officer drew his pistol and fired two shots, the men then fled the scene.

   Informer was told that on closer inspection of the building it was observed that the locks securing a wrought iron gate in-front of the office was already cut, and the men were only attempting to force open the wooden door, when the police interrupted their activities.

 One officer attached to the credit union told the Grenada Informer it was the first time any robbery attempt was made on that office in its seven years of operation in St Mark’s. He commended the officers for their timely intervention that avoided what could have been a serious setback in the functioning of their operations

 The officer said fortunately for them, the men did not have time to get inside the building, however the locks and doors to the office were damaged causing some expense to the credit union. 

 Up until press time Informer was told that no arrest had been made in connection with the offense, nevertheless this newspaper was assured that the officers are continuing their investigations into the matter and would welcome any lead that helps them bring those responsible to justice.

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