Friday 4 December, 2020

Bandit arrested after mini-mart robbery

One man was arrested and a quantity of cash recovered after robbery went awry in Tobago on Friday.

Around 12.30pm the owner of a mini-mart located at Arnos Vale Road Plymouth was at his business place, when two men with firearms entered the establishment and announced a hold-up.

The owner became afraid and handed over $8000 cash to one of the assailants.

The other assailant struck a customer several times on his head with a firearm causing multiple injuries.

The business owner became afraid for his customer’s life and armed with a hammer began to struggle with the assailant that had struck the customer.

As a result, the assailant fell to the ground and the other man escaped with the cash.

Sgt Wilson and a party of officers of the Shirvan Road CID responded, visited the scene, arrested the injured suspect and recovered a firearm on the premises.

WPC Woods and PC Mc Kain conducted enquiries, received further information and proceeded to a garden located at Jaegers Hall Trace Plymouth.

The officers conducted a search and found concealed under a tree stump a plastic bag containing another black plastic bag with a large quantity of cash, which was believed to be part of the money taken during the robbery of the mini-mart.

The suspect, who is unknown to police at this time, is presently receiving medical attention at the Scarborough Regional Hospital.

Investigations are continuing.

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