Burglary attempt at Butterfield Bank

    A burglary attempt, apparently by way of a tunnel, occurred at Butterfield Bank at the Compass Centre Monday morning. The bank was closed for the Discovery Day holiday.
    “We can confirm that police have received a report of a burglary at Butterfield, Compass Centre, George Town. Officers are currently on the scene and enquiries are ongoing,” according to a statement from a police spokesperson about 10am. The spokesperson later amended the statement to reflect a burglary attempt.
    Bank officials were seen inside the building and police vans were in the car park. Later in the morning a backhoe was brought in and inspectors had closed off a portion of the vacant lot next to the Compass Centre, in a corner close to the rear of the bank. However, as of press time, a police spokesperson was unable to confirm reports of a tunnel or partial tunnel.
    On 24 November, 2010, three men wearing Halloween masks and carrying guns walked into the same Butterfield Bank branch just before 11.30am, fired a shot into the ceiling and ordered everyone to the ground before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    No one was injured in the incident.


    1. Just as the local newspapers are printing headlines that crime is down another attempted robbery occurs. Most emphasis should be placed on the youth in the upcoming budget. Also, religion only goes so far as the people who preach as practice is better than preaching; role models is the key. Society must join together to raise our children as has been done in societies in the past. One of the issues we must overcome is where society has neglected it’s responsibility in bringing up the children.

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