Police have recovered a gun as well as ammunition in connection to the botched attempted robbery in East End on Saturday afternoon, August 4.
The RVIPF further said the attempted robbery suspects are in custody and are now receiving medical treatment for the injuries they sustained during the incident.
It is said one of the accused men was severely beaten while another sustained a leg injury consistent with chop wounds.
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A man has been severely wounded in what is said to be a botched attempted robbery on the eastern end of Tortola on Saturday, August 4.
Eyewitness reports are that the wounded man is one of at least two men who allegedly tried to commit a robbery in the area.
Amateur video footage sent to BVI News shows the alleged robbery suspect with injuries consistent with chop wounds to his right leg. A section of his leg appeared to be acutely wounded.
Another man who is believed to be involved in the reported robbery attempt is seen in the video lying on the ground. He appeared to be in pain.
Unofficial reports are that residents attacked the two men, who they claimed were trying to rob a business establishment in the area.
Details are still sketchy.
Police have confirmed the incident but did not provide additional details.
BVI News will provide more information as it becomes available.