The Bath and Turtle Restaurant on Virgin Gorda was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday evening, police said.

“Initial findings indicate that a lone gunman escaped on foot with only $250 from the day’s earnings,” according to a statement issued the same day by the Police Information Office.

Police added that they responded shortly after 8 p.m. They said they were seeking witnesses but didn’t provide more information, and they had not announced any arrests as of Beacon press time.

Earlier botched robbery

The robbery came less than two weeks after an attempted armed robbery shortly after 1 p.m. on May 26 at Leverick Bay Resort while the Leverick Bay Poker Run was under way.

“According to reports, two masked gunmen entered an office at the resort, held the manager at gunpoint, and demanded cash,” police said at the time. “The suspects eventually fled empty-handed.”

The manager was subsequently treated for injuries sustained during the robbery attempt.

Police later said they had arrested and questioned three people following searches carried out in connection with the Leverick Bay incident, but all three were released without charges.

Tips hotline

Police are asking anyone with information about the incidents to contact the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline by calling 800-8477 (TIPS) locally or 1-284-800-8477 from overseas.

The police Intelligence Unit can also be reached directly at 368-9339.

“No matter how seemingly insignificant, every piece of information could help advance the ongoing investigation,” police stated. “All information will be kept confidential.”