Police release two in robbery investigation
Two people taken into custody by police over the weekend for questioning in connection with the January 4 armed robbery of Fidelity Bank’s Robin Hood branch have been released.
Assistant Superintendent Clayton Fernander, officer-in-charge of armed robbery investigations at the Central Detective Unit(CDU), confirmed toThe Nassau Guardianyesterday that the man and woman were arrested on Saturday morning. However, he said they were released early yesterday morning pending further investigation.
Fernander said they are both in their early to mid-30s.
“They are not employees of the bank,”he added.
According to the initial police report, an armed cross dresser walked into the bank around 10:30 a.m. and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
The man was reportedly wearing a wig, make-up, sunglasses and high heel shoes. The robber spoke with a Jamaican accent, police said.
Fernander said members of the public have called in with information regarding the robbery.
“We want to encourage the public to continue to assist us in this matter. We will continue to pursue the leads that have been pouring in and we will continue our investigations until we crack this case,”he said.
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