UK man killed by robbers in the Bahamas

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Emerald Bay is a wealthy area of the island. Photo: Nils Fretwurst.


A British man has been killed in the Bahamas following a struggle with three robbers who broke into his mother’s home.

 

Edgar George Dart, 56, was visiting his mother in the affluent area of Emerald Bay, Grand Bahama, when three masked intruders entered the house.

Mr Dart, who lived in Winnipeg, Canada, was shot dead as he struggled with one of the intruders as they attempted to tie up family members.

Reportedly, the attackers, who had cut the house phone lines, were armed with a handgun and a machete.

Police are appealing for help from the public to find the attackers.

Commissioner Emrick Seymour, of the Royal Bahamas Police Force said: “We are right in the middle of our investigation into this situation and we are following some leads.”

The burglars managed to take jewellery and other items, escaping in the gardener’s van.

A UK Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We are aware of the death of a British national in the Bahamas and we are providing consular assistance to his family.”

 

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