Left handed robber targets booze shop

| 09/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The fourth liquor store in three weeks has been robbed by an armed assailant. Police say that just before 10:00 last night (Friday 8 May), 911 received a report of a robbery at Blackbeard’s the Falls by a man armed with a small black and silver handgun, which he held in his left hand. The lone gunman entered the store and demanded money from two cashiers on duty, according to an RCIPS report. The robber pointed what appeared to be a handgun at a 31-year-old male (cashier) and said to him, “Give mi di money.”  The cashier handed over a sum of cash to the gunman from his till.

crime scene genericThe robber then moved to the second cashier, a 35-year-old woman and, pointing the gun at her, told her to open her cash register. She removed a sum of cash from her till and handed it over to him. He then made his exit through the entrance door and turned left of the store and disappeared, police said.

A total of CI$817 was reported stolen from the tills of both cashiers.

 

The gunman was said to be 5`5″ tall, slim built, dark complexion, dressed in dark coloured baseball cap with a purple coloured  peak, dark coloured bandana with light coloured pattern covering his face, dark coloured long-sleeved T-shirt, light blue distressed jeans pants with a hole to the rear right and to the right front side, white sneakers with a white pattern. He carried a green Kirk Supermarket plastic bag in his hand.

No shots were fired, and no one was physically injured.

This follows a robbery by a lone gunman at a Pop-a-Top liquor store in West Bay on 29 April, which was the third booze store hold-up in just one week. The Tortuga liquor store near the Strand Plaza on West Bay Road was robbed 22 April and then Blackbeard’s at Grand Harbour on 24 April. The first two robberies, however, were perpetrated by a man armed with a machete.

Anyone who may have witnessed the latest robbery or who may have information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the investigating officer DC 261 Santo at 324-0684, or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 (Tips).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m left handed, luckily I’m 6′ tall and white……and I don’t rob liquor stores.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Left handed? Really? Why alway pick on minorities? He was probably a right handed person in disguise.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Told you it will only get worse.

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