Men with machetes rob Tortuga Rum Co. employee

 Two men armed with machetes threatened an employee of Tortuga Rum Company on North Sound Way Thursday evening and stole “a substantial amount of cash” from the company van he was in, according to a police report.

About 5:51 p.m., 911 received the robbery report. A 62-year-old male employee driving a company van arrived at the North Sound Way location from a Tortuga store at the Royal Watler, according to the report. As he drove into the car park, a white Nissan Sunny drove in behind him. As he was about to exit the van, two male passengers of the Nissan Sunny approached him, armed with machetes, while the driver of the Nissan remained in the vehicle. The two men threatened the employees with the machetes and demanded cash, police said. They reached into the van and removed a bag containing a substantial amount of cash and then fled in the Nissan.

No one was injured.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time, or who may have information that could assist the investigators, to contact Detective Inspector Joseph Wright at 949-7710 of the Serious Crime Task Force or Crime Stoppers on 800 8477(TIPS).


  1. So he was still in the van. Why didn’t he lock the doors and sound the horn until they ran away or help came?

    Why did he get out the van and hand over the cash?
    Did no one write down info on the white Nissan?

    Could no one have followed it and called the police?

    This crime should not have happened.

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