Son of PLP chairman is robbed by armed men


Bradley Roberts


Tribune Staff Reporter


OBIE Roberts said he threw his hands up and told three robbers to take whatever they wanted as he was held at gunpoint outside of his friend’s house in Dannottage Estates on Tuesday night.

Mr Roberts, the son of Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts, said while the assailants made off with his vehicle, cell phone, a substantial amount of money, and other valuables, he was still thankful to walk away from the ordeal unharmed.

Three robbers, two of whom were armed with handguns, approached him as he sat in his vehicle while on the phone outside of his friend’s house at around 8.34pm, Mr Roberts told The Tribune.

He said the suspects looked extremely nervous and appeared to be no older than 18 years old, with voices that had yet to mature.

“The moment I concluded my phone call, someone came to the passenger side door but it was locked,” Mr Roberts, 44, said. “It was a young man, a teenager. I thought it was a joke because you know its almost Halloween.

“I then looked to my left and there was another person with a handgun and he ordered me to open the door and told me not to make a move.

“I said ‘Oh Lord, I’m getting robbed’. I got out of the car and they went through my pockets, took a lot of money from me, took my wallet and my cell phone, and my car, which also had a lot of valuables in it.

“But I was annoyed to be getting robbed like that because I am a person who is always aware of my surroundings. They were able to catch me with my guard down because I was on the phone.”

Mr Roberts stressed that crime in this country should not be made into a political issue because it affects everyone. He said given the fact that there have been a substantial number of murders so far this year, he considers himself lucky to be breathing.

“When they came to rob me, they didn’t ask me if I was a PLP or an FNM or who I voted for in the last election. That didn’t matter to them.

“Crime has been intensified in this country and what happened to me I don’t wish it on anyone. Looking back at it, those two with the guns, they were nervous and you know when someone is nervous they could do anything.

“So I am thankful and very grateful that I was not harmed. I am doing well,” he said.


John 7 years, 11 months ago

He saying not to politicize crime but isn't he the one doing it. So many persons are getting robbed in the regular life routine today that much of it goes unreported. Cars broken into in shopping center and church parking lots. Security beaten and tied up on construction sites and building materials stolen. Even clothing getting t'ief of people's clothesline.


GrassRoot 7 years, 11 months ago

well on the bright side of this.... it may leave a mark for change with Mr. Chairman. (and I am sure Birdie will make a political conspiracy out of that...)


banker 7 years, 11 months ago

It was some of the red shirts comrades who did it and then went to fornicate with each other on Izmirlian's dock. A lil birdie told me so.


realfreethinker 7 years, 11 months ago

Banker you nail it all in one fell swoop LOL


TheMadHatter 7 years, 11 months ago

We won't have a crime problem in the Bahamas - we have an unemployment problem.



proudloudandfnm 7 years, 11 months ago

No one politicizes crime more than Obie... Glad he's ok but can't help but feel a bit of sweet irony in this.....


SP 7 years, 11 months ago

Maybe the criminals are finally figuring out which group best to target!


Sickened 7 years, 11 months ago

Criminals stealing from criminals. What is our country coming to?


MonkeeDoo 7 years, 11 months ago

Lord, love a duck. He is as bad as his father. To blame the Government of a Country for FAILURE is to Politicize that failure. You are in charge dingbat ! Your Pa is in charge and always shooting his mouth off. The PLP had the answer to CRIME but they didn't tell us to leave the FNM in charge. I hate to ask the question, but why is it that when you nigga's get robbed that you have a "substantial amount of cash" on your person. What do you all think the banks are for ??? Wasn't it VA Gray that had a boat load of US booty in his bedroom cupboard stolen. And Brave had some US booty stolen too. ( Church Collection ) If it was Bahamian money you could have deposited it in a bank, but if it was US then you were the banker of choice. SPARE US ALL THE TORMENT - PLEASE.


sansoucireader 7 years, 11 months ago

I think the closet money keeper was Vincent Peet not VA Gray.


MonkeeDoo 7 years, 11 months ago

Thanks sansouci - not that it makes a lot of difference with PLP MP's. . They probably all got US Cash tucked away somewhere. BTW, what happened about the MP's son involved with killing Dr. Neville's son. That seems to have been swept under a carpet now.


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