For employees at Cave Shepherd’s West Coast branch at Sunset Crest, St James, Friday was all about picking up the pieces after a brazen early morning robbery.
When a team from Barbados TODAY visited the West Coast branch, a slab of wood at the side of the building concealed evidence of a huge breach of the establishment’s outer glass structure.
Workmen were also busy replacing shattered jewelry cases with new ones as curious shoppers surveyed the damage. Employees at Cave Shepherd and its neighboring businesses would give no comment on the developments.
Richard Simpson, the Facilities and Liaison Director for the Duty Free Caribbean Group of Companies with which Cave Shepherd is affiliated however gave some insight into the situation.
“We got notice in the early hours of the morning that we had a break-in … it looks like some guys smashed the glass and went in and grabbed some jewelry and ran,” he said.
He could not give an estimate of the company’s financial loss but said the crooks did not get away with the most valuable items.
“Obviously we don’t keep our high-end jewelry in the counters and the cases, we put them in the safe. We’re taking inventory to see what are our losses.”
Simpson was thankful no one was injured.
Police are investigating the matter and the company expects surveillance footage will go a long way in bringing the perpetrators to justice. (KS)