January 18, 2008
Bequia Western Union robbed

She is still having flashbacks of the gun that was pointed at her head during her ordeal, but a Bequia businesswoman who was robbed last Tuesday is just thankful that she is alive.{{more}}

“Throughout the whole thing I was just praying that they don’t kill me,” said Joan Davis, general manager of Western Union in Bequia, when she spoke to SEARCHLIGHT the morning after her horrific experience.

“Last night I couldn’t sleep. I kept jumping up, seeing the gun in my face,” Davis said.

Two men robbed Davis of about $15,000 sometime between 9 and 9:30 a.m, at the office in Port Elizabeth, in Bequia.

Davis said that one of the men had a gun, while the other had a knife. She said that she was determined to cooperate to avoid being hurt.

“When in the end they took me to the back office, then I really got scared,” she said.

She said that she made a point of keeping her head down, because her attackers weren’t wearing masks, and she didn’t want them to think that she was watching them in an effort to identify them. Davis’ hands and feet were tied, and her mouth taped.

After the bandits left, Davis, a mother of two young boys, said that she stayed quiet for a while to make sure that they had in fact left, before trying to get help.

Davis made it a point to mention what she considered to be outstanding work by the Bequia police.

“The police get a lot of licks when they don’t do well, but this time I was really amazed; they were on the ball,” Davis said.

Four persons, including a Grenadian woman, were up to press time (Wednesday) assisting police with their investigations.

Police sources say that charges are expected to be laid soon.

The money has not yet been recovered.