The Carnbee branch of the Lambeau Credit Union remains locked almost three weeks after two men robbed the facility of almost $28,000.
On July 19, two men entered the building posing as customers. On approaching the counter, one of them took a gun from inside his shirt and pointed it at a female security officer.
The men then forced all customers to the back of the office.
The entire ordeal was captured on CCTV cameras and subsequently released by the credit union.
Members of the public expressed outrage on social media by the brazen attack as the financial institution is indigenous to Tobago and located in a busy area with many businesses and residents nearby.
It was also the first incident of its kind in Tobago, in recorded history.
The social media discussion intensified after the picture of one assailant, from the CCTV footage, resembled a well-known man.
He took to social media to clear his name after claiming that he received several calls from family members and friends indicating that he resembled one of the robbers.
The man denied the allegation and stated that he was “stopped by the police, questioned and later released.”
Contacted on the issue, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ainsley Garrick said investigations into the incident “are still ongoing.”
He declined to say if a suspect was detained for questioning and released, saying: “It is against ethical police practices to release that sort of information.”
He said he was only comfortable stating, that “investigations are continuing.”
Several attempts to speak with the management of the Lambeau Credit Union, were unsuccessful.
A sign on the credit union’s locked doors at Carnbee indicates that all of its services are done at its Lambeau headquarters.
Reporter: Loyse Vincent