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Senior citizen arrested for assaulting cashier

BVI News understands that a senior citizen was arrested on the weekend after assaulting a supermarket cashier and threatening her with an offensive weapon.

It’s alleged that the accused — a male over 65 years — bought items at a popular supermarket in Fat Hog’s Bay. He reportedly got angry after he was informed that he needed more cash to pay for the goods.

It’s unclear how much more money the man needed but reports are that he passed the cashier and attempted to leave the supermarket without paying. He was then stopped by the security guard and told to leave the goods behind.

It’s further alleged that the senior citizen re-entered the supermarket, hurling punches at the cashier. It’s unclear whether the two were engaged in a tussle but the cashier reportedly pushed the man in a bid to defend herself.

The senior citizen reportedly fell to the ground, damaging certain fixtures in the supermarket.

The cops were called to the scene and by this time, the accused man was outside the supermarket hurling curse words at supermarket staff with a cutlass in his hand.

However, the police reportedly managed to disarm and arrest him.

Our news centre understands that the senior citizen denied the allegations against him but was still charged for assault and for threatening others with a weapon.

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  1. LilyAnn says:

    Tortola becoming the new Wild Wild West …

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    • It has been the Wild wild west says:

      And the people have become lawless. Watch how many of them behave…they are like wild animals. We see their dirty ways every they drive & park, how they ride, how they display their hoggish attitude and ways.

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  2. Ya think says:

    This is a case of mental illness. Needs help not prosecution

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  3. Village says:

    He need help probably he have no more money to pay for the groceries and he really need it

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  4. stlll says:

    Fat Hog’s Bay have a popular supermarket???

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  5. Stimulus Mart says:

    Groceries expensive so I see why he could of been frustrated

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    • @stimulus mart says:

      yes he probably was frustrated, but the girl was just doing her job. its not her fault the prices are high, and that doesnt give him the right to put his hands on her. violence is never the answer.

  6. ree says:

    oh yeahh

  7. Tola says:

    Yes since this pandemic things high and its locals who buying not tourist. They need control them prices. When go for a drink by restaurant they killing you with price crazy.

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  8. HonestTruth says:

    Groceries have always been overpriced here and there is not a whole lot that can be done about it until people who own all the land start doing something with it and learn what the word “productivity” means.

  9. By stander says:

    If this was frozen import that would never happen the girls would call the boss and the boss will say it’s ok let him live

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  10. lol says:

    Wrong..strong.. and too old to act like spoilt child.

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