Traveltalkonline.com Forums


SXM Cruise Schedule TTOL Sponsors SXM Travel Calendar
Forum Statistics
Forums39
Topics36,233
Posts288,210
Members26,294
Most Online2,218
Jan 21st, 2020
Top Posters(30 Days)
Colour1 47
Manpot 25
MIDiver 24
Zanshin 22
Member Spotlight
filet2u
filet2u
New Jersey
Posts: 151
Joined: January 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Today's Birthdays
lakegloria
Who's Online Now
8 registered members (bizzottom, IWIWSE, Jeannius, toast, cacapasa, Mikel, 2 invisible), 155 guests, and 78 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
So that happened #290126
10/29/2022 05:05 PM
10/29/2022 05:05 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
BeachKitten Offline OP
Traveler
BeachKitten  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
OMG!! WE were downtown P-burg picking up my birthday present.
We were 6' from a robbery.

My husband saw the gun and helped the guys close the doors and bring the security shutters down. We were locked in the store for a while.

They took gold and jewelry from next door. I think Shoppers Haven? I was at Grand Jewelers. It’s was scary AF!

While my ring was being sized the jeweler sent us to Bold Buddha for free food and drinks.

Three thugs on two mopeds. Entered from the ally and came onto the sidewalk.

Afterwards I just broke down crying.

I’m now working on getting drunk.

Happy Birthday to me. It will be memorable.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
SXM Sponsors
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290127
10/29/2022 05:09 PM
10/29/2022 05:09 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 14,262
Brookfield, CT.
pat Offline
Traveler
pat  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 14,262
Brookfield, CT.
Only you, Leona! Only you!

Glad you and Andre and all others are safe. As stated, hard to find a more memorable birthday shopping trip.


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290129
10/29/2022 05:16 PM
10/29/2022 05:16 PM
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,779
Kennys Offline
Traveler
Kennys  Offline
Traveler
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 4,779
So sorry to hear and thank God no one was hurt.

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290130
10/29/2022 05:32 PM
10/29/2022 05:32 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 368
Niagara Region Ontario Canada
Whale Tail Offline
Traveler
Whale Tail  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 368
Niagara Region Ontario Canada
Wow Just Wow. So glad you're OK albeit definitely shaken. Happy Birthday and yes, have another drink.

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290131
10/29/2022 05:44 PM
10/29/2022 05:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,899
Ohio
ruralcarrier Offline
Traveler
ruralcarrier  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 16,899
Ohio
Having been through an armed robbery (pharmacy) before, it is nothing I ever want to experience again. It is something you will never forget.


J.D.
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290132
10/29/2022 06:00 PM
10/29/2022 06:00 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,516
Portland, OR
jazzgal Online content
Traveler
jazzgal  Online Content
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,516
Portland, OR
Geez - I am so sorry you went through this. I know some of the jewelry stores have grouped together to pay for guard dogs - DK Gems is one of them. Were you anywhere near that area?


[Linked Image]
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290133
10/29/2022 06:07 PM
10/29/2022 06:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 219
Shelby2 Offline
Traveler
Shelby2  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 219
Prayers for peace for your mind coming your way... And hope they catch these criminals. Glad you're safe but doesn't help your peace of mind.

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290134
10/29/2022 06:30 PM
10/29/2022 06:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
BeachKitten Offline OP
Traveler
BeachKitten  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
I’m sorry for those who don’t have FB. These are from SMN News

https://fb.watch/gtscdCkWBq/


https://fb.watch/gtsdutnnX3/


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: So that happened [Re: Shelby2] #290135
10/29/2022 06:31 PM
10/29/2022 06:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
BeachKitten Offline OP
Traveler
BeachKitten  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
Originally Posted by Shelby2
Prayers for peace for your mind coming your way... And hope they catch these criminals. Glad you're safe but doesn't help your peace of mind.


I appreciate your kind words Shelby.

JD, I have also been robbed at gunpoint before. I was in college working at an upscale department store in a low scale County. Needless to say that county no longer has any nice stores.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290136
10/29/2022 06:35 PM
10/29/2022 06:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 25
New Smyrna Beach
OrientBeach_jimbeach Offline
Traveler
OrientBeach_jimbeach  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 25
New Smyrna Beach
So sorry you had to experience this. I have had a gun pointed at me once when I was 18 years old and have never forgotten it. Until you have experienced an event like you went though most people do not know the trauma. I would think that the government/judges needs to enforce sticker/harsher sentences for crimes like this or it will not stop.

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290137
10/29/2022 06:58 PM
10/29/2022 06:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,223
RI
jomarc Offline
Traveler
jomarc  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,223
RI
How very scary!

Glad that you are OK and hope they can catch these criminals.

Praying that you find peace and relief from this horrible experience.


Jo-

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290138
10/29/2022 07:19 PM
10/29/2022 07:19 PM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 79,678
Central Florida!
Carol_Hill Offline
Traveler
Carol_Hill  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 79,678
Central Florida!
Dear god, so glad you are ok... Wow..


Carol Hill
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290140
10/29/2022 11:49 PM
10/29/2022 11:49 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,812
Auburn, WA
SXMScubaman Offline
Traveler
SXMScubaman  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 16,812
Auburn, WA
So sorry that what happened. Just plane scarry what is going on not just in sxm but world wide. I have several guns and always pray ill only have to use them for hunting and not self defense or protection of property. Sad to say its the times we are in. Glad you were safe.

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290142
10/30/2022 06:38 AM
10/30/2022 06:38 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 292
crsxm Offline
Traveler
crsxm  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 292
So glad you are ok and no one else was hurt during the robbery--memorable birthday for sure! Maybe a little less excitement today and make it a beach day!

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290143
10/30/2022 07:05 AM
10/30/2022 07:05 AM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 13,117
Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
GaKaye Offline
Traveler
GaKaye  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 13,117
Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
Yep, I've been on the floor with a gun to my back during a bank robbery; nothing I ever want to experience again. I'm so glad everyone is safe. Have another drink.

Re: So that happened [Re: GaKaye] #290145
10/30/2022 07:45 AM
10/30/2022 07:45 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
BeachKitten Offline OP
Traveler
BeachKitten  Offline OP
Traveler
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,267
Maryland/DC Metro
Originally Posted by GaKaye
Yep, I've been on the floor with a gun to my back during a bank robbery; nothing I ever want to experience again. I'm so glad everyone is safe. Have another drink.


OMG Georgia! In my 16 years of banking I thankfully never experienced that. We certainly trained for robbery, bomb threats, and potential of kidnap. My greatest fear was being locked in the SDB vault with all of my employees and told to strip…lol

I’m sorry you experienced that trauma.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290147
10/30/2022 08:00 AM
10/30/2022 08:00 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,925
Rhode Island
RonDon Offline
Traveler
RonDon  Offline
Traveler
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 3,925
Rhode Island
Horrible to hear all this, BeachKitten and GaKaye.

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290148
10/30/2022 08:04 AM
10/30/2022 08:04 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,325
S
sxmmartini Offline
Traveler
sxmmartini  Offline
Traveler
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 7,325
I also have been on the floor with a store being robbed. Something you never forget. The only difference is I was not sent to have food and drinks at a nearby bar. I spent hours in the police station looking through mugshots.

Re: So that happened [Re: BeachKitten] #290153
10/30/2022 09:32 AM
10/30/2022 09:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,055
Cobourg Ontario Canada
J
jeepers Offline
Traveler
jeepers  Offline
Traveler
J
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,055
Cobourg Ontario Canada
I am so sorry this happened to you & your husband & on your birthday to boot!! Hope the rest of your vacation is stress free!!
I am stunned at the number of people here that have experienced similar circumstances!! Good grief!!


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1