Police in Grand Bahama are investigating a break-in at a financial institution on Friday (December 7).
Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Assistant Superintendent of Police and Public Affairs and Communication Officer (PACO) Terecita Pinder provided the official details on the matter.
“On Friday (December 7), shortly after 12 a.m. police officers were alerted to a financial institution on Explorer’s Way and the Mall Drive.
“Officers arrived at that location and discovered an eastern window to the establishment smashed. Officers then proceeded into the interior of the establishment and discovered that culprit or culprits had entered and caused extensive damages. A representative of the financial institution reported that no cash was stolen.
This matter is under active police investigation.
The Freeport News visited the Royal Bank property later that afternoon and found that damages to the window of the bank had already been repaired.
Police are appealing to anyone with information regarding any crime, no matter how small or insignificant the tip may seem, to anonymously call police at 919 or crime stoppers at 328-tips (8477) (New Providence) or 1-242-300-8477 (Family Islands).
The RBPF also provided robbery safety tips for members of the public.
“Persons are also advised to stay calm and do not resist and do as instructed and do not make sudden moves.
“If being robbed, persons should keep your hands visible at all times, and try to get a good look at the robber if possible, but do not stare.
“Activate the alarm only when it is safe to do so. Also, if possible, get a look at the robber’s vehicle and the direction but do not follow the robber. Finally, install surveillance cameras and ensure that they are in working condition.”