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Woman mugged at gunpoint

Woman mugged at gunpoint

| 17/10/2009 | 67 Comments

(CNS): Update Monday 12:25pm – A woman was robbed of her purse on Friday evening by a man with a handgun as she made her way to her car. In the second crime of the day involving a gun the police said the woman was mugged at gunpoint around 8:15 in the evening as she left Casanova restaurant at the harbour front in downtown George Town and walked to the parking lot.  Though she was unhurt the victim was reportedly extremely distraught by the experience. She described the man as being of fair complexion, approximately 5’ 9’’, wearing camouflage pants and a large red t-shirt that he used to partially cover his head.

Literally 12 hours earlier and only a few yards away, two men armed with a knife and a gun robbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the popular tourist spot Margaritaville. The incident has caused particular concern over the impact it will have on tourism, as the police were forced to close off the building housing the bar as well an adjacent property as hundreds of cruise passengers began streaming into the vicinity. This was the second daylight armed robbery in the Centre of George Town in less than a month following the Quikcash robbery on Shedden Road  around 10:20 in the morning of 23 September.

In the incident near Casanova, police say that at approximately 8:15pm on Friday, the 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call of a woman being robbed at gun point. The police attended and it was discovered that whilst walking towards her vehicle she was approached by a man carrying a gun who demanded that she give him her purse. The woman handed over her purse and the suspect made off, direction and mode unknown.  There were no injuries.

A woman was also robbed at gunpoint outside Treasure Island condos on Tuesday night at around 9 o’clock, by a man who demanded she handed over her purse. Police have not yet confirmed if these two incidents are related.

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