Lone gunman wreaks havoc
FN Night Editor
Two brazen daylight robberies that occurred within hours of each other on Monday, August 6 have cops on a relentless hunt for the culprit(s).
According to police press officer, Asp. Loretta Mackey, the Emancipation Day holiday was marred with terror for a clothing store operator on Pioneer's Way and Bank Lane.
It was minutes before mid-day when police received a call that a lone gunman entered the store and snatched a gold chain from the neck of the employee, before escaping from the store.
Mackey said that the police is calling for anyone with information regarding the brazen daylight snatch to contact law enforcement number 350-3107/8, 352-9774/5 or 911.
Police got a call about the second heist around 2:10 p.m.
Officers were called to a Convenience Store on Coral Road and were told that a lone gunman robbed the attendant of a undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing from the business place.
Officers from the Central Detective Unit are investigating this incident and they are asking anyone who was in the vicinity at the time to share any information they may have regarding the robbery.
While it is not known if both of these robberies were committed by the same individual, police are compiling evidence to close these cases and bring the culprits before the courts.
Meanwhile, police are reminding business owners, employees and home owners to be vigilant.
"Take note of your surroundings, do not keep large sums of money on premises and should a culprit enter the premises take note of details so that you will be able to give police a description," police advised.
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