Police Make Breakthrough in Robbery/Murder Investigation of Dominican woman in Antigua

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Several persons are assisting the police with their investigation into the robbery at Dee’s Service Station and the subsequent killing of an attendant.

One of these has been declared a person of interest. Yesterday, police recovered the green Nissan Almera motorcar believed to have been the getaway vehicle in Friday night’s robbery and killing.

Residents reported seeing the lawmen towing the car from the Cassada Gardens area yesterday at about 4:30 pm.

Police Commissioner Vere Browne confirmed the investigators are examining the vehicle as part of the probe in the country’s first murder for 2012.

However, The Daily OBSERVER has been reliably informed that the vehicle was stripped of its tint and appeared to have been thoroughly cleaned.

Commissioner Browne thanked the public for working along with the police in an effort to solve the crime.

Attendant Dorothy Prince [Dominican from Grand Fond] was gunned down during the robbery executed by four individuals. The assailants robbed the service station of $5,200.

Sources said none of the workers resisted the robbers who opened fire as they were fleeing the scene.

The commissioner also urged the public to continue to share information with the police including with the head of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Superintendent Nuffield Burnette who can be reached on 764-2285, Deputy Commissioner Henry Christian whose contact number is 464-5590 while the commissioner can be reached at 720-6088.

Information can also be passed through Crime Stoppers hotline 800-TIPS (8477) or persons can utilise 462-3913/14, the general contact number for CID.

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