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Four robberies in one week

| 06/03/2011 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Police have now arrested another suspect after the third robbery of the weekend and the fourth in less than one week. A police spokesperson confirmed thatthis latest hold-up took place at about 8pm on Saturday night (5 March). According to the report, a masked man, armed with what appeared to be a gun, entered Three N’s grocery store in Batabano Plaza, West Bay, threatened staff and demanded cash. The suspect made off from the scene with what was described as a “small sum of money” but no shots were fired and no one was injured in the incident. A short time later, following a police operation in the West Bay area, a man was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He is currently detained in police custody while enquiries are ongoing.

Despite the significant headway being made by officers in arresting and charging a number of suspects, there seems to be no let up in the number of robbers using firearms in order to hold up businesses for small amounts of cash. This is the 17th robbery of 2011, making an average robbery rate of one incident every 3.2 days.

Anyone who was in the Batabano area at the relevant time and has any information which could assist the enquiry is asked to call West Bay police station on 949-3999 or the confidential Crime Stoppers tip-line 800-8477 (TIPS).

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