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Cable & Wireless Rewards Robbery Hero


Tortola, British Virgin Islands,- Today, Vance Lewis, Chief Executive of Cable & Wireless, the world's leading integrated provider in small and medium sized economies, rewarded Mr. Melvin Jeffers, a Sub Officer employed with the BVI Fire and Rescue Service for 20 years, for his bravery in foiling an attempted robbery.

In thanking Mr. Jeffers for his courage, Mr. Lewis presented him $2,500.00 in compensation for his assistance in catching the robber and retrieving money taken during the course of the theft. Mr. Jeffers will use the reward for telephone services. Those services include high-speed Internet access, the Unlimited Home calling plan and other credits.

"It is due to your actions, quick reaction and your willingness to help, that I offer you this reward with heartfelt thanks" said Mr. Lewis. "Your courage is an example and a testament to the citizens of the BVI and should serve an encouragement to others to get involved in helping to solve crimes within the Territory."

In describing his ordeal, Mr. Jeffers explained his only thought was to assist the security guard, whom he knew; he assumed the guard's personal documents had been taken. He asked if his assistance was needed and was told of the robbery. Taking the initiative to recover the presumed stolen documents, Mr. Jeffers's actions obstructed a dreadful robbery and led to the capture of the attacker.

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