August 10, 2010
NCB employees get a scare

Employees of all Kingstown branches of the National Commercial Bank (NCB), along with customers, had to evacuate{{more}} premises at Bedford, Halifax and Egmont Streets following yet another bomb threat.

Shortly after 1p.m. on Thursday, August 5, a call came in to the bank’s switchboard, and the unidentified caller announced that there was a bomb at NCB.

As a precautionary measure, the police, when informed of the call, advised that all branches be evacuated, since the caller did not indicate which branch was targeted.

A sweep of all branches with the police’s K-9 Unit turned up nothing suspicious, and workers were advised to return to their posts.

A senior bank official posted at the Egmont Street branch told SEARCHLIGHT that it is becoming customary for persons to call the bank and make false bomb claims. (JJ)