St. John’s Antigua- Police are probing two robberies, committed between 11:50 pm Tuesday and 1:40 am Wednesday, in which the victims were held at gunpoint.
In one incident, two American University of Antigua (AUA) students, whom police did not name, were walking along St John’s shortly before 2 am when three armed men pounced on them and demanded their valuables.
The thieves whipped out guns, held up the friends, ages 27 and 28, and took their cash, iPhones and some important documents, police said.
The robbers were described as slim-built, dark in complexion and wearing masks and black clothing at the time of the incident. One was said to be around five feet six inches tall and the other about five feet 10 inches in height.
Investigators said the thieves fled the scene on foot.
In the other incident, the victim was also attacked by three armed, masked men.
Police reported that a Villa resident, whose name was withheld, was robbed of cash.
The incident occurred late Tuesday as the victim was walking in the vicinity of the Villa Seventh Day Adventist Church, not far from his home.
In that robbery, the perpetrators were reportedly dressed in red and black striped long-sleeved jackets.
Police have not made any arrests in the matters and are appealing to the public for assistance in solving the crimes.
They are urging anyone with information about these and other crimes to contact the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 462-3913 or 462-3914.