Robbery at RBC-bank in Philipsburg

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Detectives are presently investigating a robbery which took place at RBC-BANK in Philipsburg on Friday April 28th 2017 at approximately 03.30 p.m. This is when a still unidentified man walked up to a female teller of the bank and slipped her a note which stated that he was in the possession of an explosive device and that she hand over all of the cash. The teller complied with the demand of this unknown man and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect then left the bank without raising any suspicion of the robbery he had just committed. The teller immediately informed management what had taken place. The police was immediately notified and an investigation into the matter is ongoing.

No further details in connection with this case are available at this time and as soon as more details become available the media will be informed. The Police is asking anyone who may have information regarding this robbery to get in contact with the police department by calling 54-22222 ext. 213-214, the anonymous tip line 9300 or 911.

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0 #2 LUTIO CRUZ 2017-05-04 12:24
is so Easy Now to ROBB A BANK
0 #1 Hmmm 2017-04-29 12:35
Time to change the tellers stations (since the panic buttons are not in use anymore when fright kicks in)...full bullet proof with absolutely no physical contact with the customers other than a tiny little space to hand your checks and ID's (example gas station DQ).

Often times the guards are outside the doors of the bank rather than standing and paying attention to the customers on the inside..

Maybe the training skills of these guards should be in question????

Police, Zero Tolerance and even Brinks are suppose to develop situational awareness / making detailed *****essments

so should security guards in general (serve and protect)

just a wise suggestion (positive criticism)

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