NASSAU, Bahamas – A Manitoba man visiting the Bahamas was killed in a home invasion robbery in an upscale neighbourhood of Grand Bahama, authorities said Wednesday.
Edgar George Dart, a 56-year-old British citizen who lived in Manitoba, was shot and killed when three masked intruders burst into his family’s home in the island’s Emerald Bay neighbourhood, said Assistant Commissioner Emrick Seymour of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Dart, who was visiting his mother’s home, apparently struggled with one of the assailants as they tied up family members with duct tape during the Tuesday morning attack, Seymour said.
The intruders had apparently cut phone service to the house before the attack. They fled in a gardener’s van.
No suspects are in custody and Seymour appealed to the public for help.
“We are right in the middle of our investigation into this situation and we are following some leads,” he said.
It was the sixth homicide of the year on Grand Bahama. There have been about 30 for all of the Bahamas, an island chain just off the coast of Florida.