Police are investigating an armed robbery which took place at the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The incident reportedly took place around 9:00 pm on Thursday at the office on Turkey Lane.
Reports are that two masked men with guns held a security officer at gunpoint, blindfolded her and escorted her to a bathroom before entering the office where files were stolen.
The office was also ransacked.
“I can confirm to you that I was contacted by the police and upon arrival at my chambers, the door was damaged and things were missing…no computers were stolen,” DPP Evelina Baptiste told DNO.
It is unknown which files were stolen and Baptiste said a review will be done during the course of the day to determine which ones were stolen.
DNO is following this story and will provide updates as they become available.
In Dominica the function of the Office of the DPP, according to its website, are:
-To institute or undertake any criminal matter for and on behalf of the state against any person or authority and to discontinue the same against any person or authority.
- Further the powers of the Director of Public Prosecutions Office is not subjected to or controlled by any person, body or authority as enshrine by the constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica. Matters are investigated by the Police and passed on to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice and directives. This procedure is applied mainly in serious criminal matters.
-Matters are investigated by the Police and passed on to the office of Director of Public Prosecutions for advice and directives. This procedure is applied mainly in serious criminal matters.