On December 28, 2012 a Nassau restaurant owner closed for the night and was walking to his car when an armed man held him up for his cask and took his car keys.
The restaurant owner pulled out a licensed firearm and fired. He was a good shot as the robber was hit in his chest and three of his fingers were blown off. The robber was hospitalized.
A week before this, a supermarket owner in Coconut Grove was held up by two armed gunmen who took some money. As they were leaving, the armed gunmen shot towards the owner. The supermarket owner returned fire, killing one of the robbers while the other one ran away.
And a few days before this, a man tried to rob a Nassau convenience store. The unlucky robber was shot dead by an armed security guard.
Paul Rolle, the Officer in Charge of the Central Detective Unit, said “We encourage people to take steps to protect their premises, and if that’s what it takes, so be it. I do believe that this Bahamas is a peaceful place and we’d like to keep it that way.”
Contrary to popular belief, many police officers in the United States agree with Mr. Rolle.