Police were Thursday called in by the management of Sheraton Mall, Christ Church to investigate two criminal incidents that took place at the popular shopping mall over the past 24 hours.
In a brief statement issued to Barbados TODAY this evening, Sheraton’s General Manager Kim King confirmed that a shoplifting incident had occurred at Cave Shepherd’s Sheraton outlet yesterday. She also indicated that there was a break-in at the mall early this morning. A team from Barbados TODAY which visited the mall discovered a small section of the building was cordoned off.
“We are working with the police in hopes of catching and prosecuting the perpetrator as soon as possible.
“Even though there is an apparent rise in brazen criminal activity in Barbados, we want to assure the public that Sheraton Mall remains a safe place for families,” King added.
Today two videos went viral showing the daring robbery at the Cave Shepherd outlet.
The first recording, lasting 1:55 seconds, shows two men walking throughout the duty free store, picking up items freely, and stuffing them into a backpack.
A woman, who appears to be one of the store’s clerks, was seen at one point approaching the men as they did their “shopping”.
In the second video, which is 31 seconds long, the men were seen leaving the mall, with a security guard in sight.
When contacted by Barbados TODAY, Cave Shepherd’s Retail Manager Beverley Belgrave confirmed the incident but said the matter was now in the hands of the police.
“I am aware that a video is circulating. We haven’t posted any video, so therefore I cannot comment,” Belgrave said.
Lawmen are yet to make a statement on the matter.