Men rob Royal Palms bar

Two masked men armed with a machete robbed Royal Palms bar on Seven Mile Beach in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police said a 36-year-old male bar tender was cashing up at the beachside bar shortly before 1.25am on 1 July when he was jumped by the two masked men.

One of the suspects waved a machete at the bar tender and the second masked man struck him on the back of the head with an unknown weapon.

The robbers made off with an undisclosed sum of money.

Police said the suspects are described as being 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall. Both were wearing white T-shirts and dark coloured short pants. Their faces were covered.

Anyone with information is asked to call George Town CID on 949-4222 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number on 800-8477 (TIPS).


  1. Good news ! 🙁 And I worry a little that there’s still some mega chief detective superintendant behind his desk who tells us that everything is still more or less under control…

    It’s SO, SO sad to feel that our diving paradise risks to go down the drain !

  2. There are some 350 police officers in the RCIP. I hardly ever see any on patrol. There needs top be a presence felt and thats only going to be achieved by visibility. At present, there isnt any. Home many police officers does it take to run a country with 55 thousand people. Take a look elsewhere and frighten yourselves to death.

  3. Agree with ‘Swiss Diver’ ; our ‘little Jewel in the Crown’ is fast becoming a dangerous place to be.
    There was a time when we longed to spend our winter’s in GC, buy a second home etc …… not any longer tho – the way things are at the moment we are spending out hard earned cash elsewhere.

  4. I guess these two masked criminals could not get their hands on a gun, hence they armed themselves with a machete to carry out their robbery. In addition, they masked themselves to conceal their identity. How do you identify a masked thug to give the police vital information needed to make an arrest?

    Geoff Daniels

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