Thursday, August 18, 2011

Devout Pacific island Aitutaki reeling after first bank robbery!!!

A TINY Pacific island famed for having the most churches per capita in the world is reeling after its first-ever bank robbery.

The residents of Aitutaki, a peaceful tourist escape in the Cook Islands, have been shocked by a brazen theft from its tiny bank, which has left them up to $US164,000 ($157,000) poorer.

The island's mayor John Baxter told Radio New Zealand International he believes the heist was not carried off by one of the 1800 locals, most of whom kept their savings at the branch.

"It's a very sad occasion or event that has happened," Mr Baxter said.

"I think it is the first time that any of the banks have actually ever been robbed on this small island of Aitutaki and, as I said earlier on, everybody knows everybody and I suspect whoever has done this does not live on the island." More...

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