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Cops hunt for more robbers

| 05/03/2011 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Police are on the hunt this morning for three masked men after an attempted robbery in George Town on Friday afternoon and a successful heist at Pizza Hut in Countryside Village on Friday night (4 March). At about 9:15 pm two suspects entered Pizza Hut, one armed with what appeared to be a handgun and the other with a machete. Police said the robbers threatened staff with the weapons and demanded cash before making off with the money towards the rear of the building. Earlier in the afternoon another man failed to get any cash after attempting to rob a small landscape business in George Town with a suspected handgun. (Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

About 2:45 pm the man entered Qualscape Ltd, in the DMSBuilding, in Eastern Avenue and threatened a female member of staff and demanded cash. According to a police spokesperson, the woman initially hid under a desk before managing to run from the building. The suspect then threatened other staff members without success and after failing to get any cash, the would-be robber fled empty handed. The man then tried to enter a burgundy coloured car which was outside the premises but the driver who was in the car drove away. The suspect ran off and was last seen disappearing into some nearby bushes.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in either of the incidents. The suspect who attempted to rob Qualscape is described as being: around 6’3" in height, slim build, and dark brown complexion. His face was covered by a white t-shirt. He was wearing a white shirt and blue pants.

Both of the men who robbed the Countryside Pizza hut (the 15th robbery of the year) were described as having white masks covering their faces. The first was about 5’4" in height, skinny build, wearing a dark long sleeved top and grey pant suit and his accomplice about 5’7" in height, medium build wearing a long sleeved top and grey pants.

Bodden Town detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the Countryside shopping centre at the relevant time and saw anything suspicious to contact them. Information can be passed via the Bodden Town police station number 947-2220.

Meanwhile, George Town detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the Eastern Avenue area at the time of the attempted robbery and saw anything suspiciousto contact them. They also said they were keen to speak to the driver of the burgundy car who drove off from the scene. Information can be passed via the George Town police station number 949-4222.

People can also report any information on either crime to the confidential Crime Stoppers number 800-8477 (TIPS).

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