“Bandit killed at St Helena Bar”

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One bandit seeking money for Christmas ran out of luck on Wednesday.

An off-duty Coast Guard officer foiled an attempted robbery at a bar at Madras Road, St Helena, after he shot and killed one of the bandits.

According to police reports, around 1 am the armed bandit entered BJ’s Bar and demanded that the patrons hand over all their valuables.

The CG officer shot the bandit several times and the injured man was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

A 24-year-old Santa Cruz woman who entered the bar with the bandit was arrested and is currently assisting police with their investigations.

Police said the CG officer was armed with his personal firearm.

In May, armed bandits robbed and assaulted patrons of the same bar during a daylight robbery. Since then, additional security cameras and an electronic gate were installed to deter offenders.

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