The missing portable St. Kitts and Nevis National Bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM) that was stolen from the Vance Amory International Airport in November 2016 has been located hidden in bushes at Fountain Westbury area.
The Observer contacted the Police Public Relations Officer Jaclyn Bryan Thursday who confirmed the ATM was the one stolen from the airport in 2016.
The theft happened between November 15-16 2016. The police launched its investigation has to who rolled away with the ATM machine after unplugging and disconnecting the wires that were attached. The machine sat behind a glass door on the outside of the airport terminal several feet from the arrival door.
No estimate was given as to how much cash the ATM contained. The St. Kitts and Nevis National Bank ATM machine stood at the Vance Amory International Airport for almost a decade without incident.
Surveillance cameras and security officers secured the airport after closing however no one was positively identified .
During the investigation, Police were able to nab one person in relation to the incident who, had to be released without charge after their was lack of evidence. No one has ever been charged in relation to the incident.
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National ATMs appeared to have been targeted by robbers in the Federation over the past years. Attempt were made to break into National Banks ATM at the C.A. Paul Southwell Industrial Site near TDCs Home and Building Department in Basseterre in November 2016 and again in 2017 another attempt to break into a National Bank ATM in St. Peters St Kitts.
Police are current continuing its investigation into the ATM heist.