BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT – Two tourists were held up by a knife-wielding robber while at a resort in the Lucaya area on Sunday, police have revealed.
According to Inspector Terecita Pinder, the incident took place at around 7pm. Police have declined to name the hotel.
The culprit is said to have made off with $240 in cash.
According to the victim’s description, the suspect was wearing dark clothing, sunglasses, and had a white towel over his head.
He is about 5’9” tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and spoke with a Bahamian accent.
Inspector Pinder said police are appealing to the public to assist them in their investigations.
Just last week, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe expressed concern about tourist-related crime in Grand Bahama.
He said he was shocked to learn that the US had issued a travel advisory for Grand Bahama after American tourists were held up and robbed of cash in their hotel by two suspects who were armed with a cutlass and a knife.
Mr Wilchcombe said the Bahamas suffers each time a travel warning is sent out.
Meanwhile, police are investigating another armed robbery that occurred in Grand Bahama.
According to reports, two gunmen entered a business on Balao Road shortly after 7pm on Friday.
The suspects robbed the establishment of $200 cash.
One of the men was said to be about 5’ 10” tall and of dark complexion.
He was wearing a green long-sleeved and hooded jacket, and had a white shirt tied around his face.
The man was carrying a silver handgun and spoke with a Bahamian accent.
The second man was about 5’ 7” tall and also of dark complexion.
He was wearing a white shirt, short blue pants and had white socks on both hands and a white shirt or towel covering his face.
He was carrying a grey handgun.
Anyone with information that might assist the police with their investigations is urged to call 350-3107/8, 911, 919 or the nearest police station.