Top officials of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) have condemned the “senseless killing” of 58-year-old Colleen Payne of Lodge Hill, St Michael, who was attacked by gunmen at a RBC Automated Teller Machine (ATM) on Monday night.
Managing Director of RBC Barbados Robert de Silva said the bank was “deeply saddened” by the tragic attack, and was fully cooperating with police in their ongoing investigation into the matter.
“We are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence of this tragic incident,” he said.
“On behalf of RBC Management and staff, I want to extend our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” de Silva added.
The local Barbados Bankers’ Association (BBA) has also expressed sadness over Payne’s shooting death and has advised customers to be vigilant when using ATM machines.
The attack on Payne occurred around 9 p.m. on Monday while she was attempting to use the RBC Royal Bank ATM at University Drive, Black Rock. She was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital immediately following her shooting but succumbed to her injuries.