Sunday 12 July, 2020

KFC looks into increased security measures post-robberies

For the second time in less than a week, armed bandits have robbed a KFC establishment and assaulted some of its workers.

This time the robbery took place in St Margaret’s Village on Saturday night.

According to reports, around 11:50 pm workers were at the fast food outlet preparing to close the building, when three men armed with guns entered the store.

The men assaulted the employees by hitting them on their heads, and threatening their lives.

They then emptied the cash register of an estimated $8,000.

The assailants also relieved the workers of their valuables before escaping in a waiting Nissan B14 motor vehicle.

The police were notified and a team of officers from the St Margaret’s police station responded.

Meanwhile, KFC's franchise holder responded to reports of robberies at two of their establishments.

An official statement from Prestige Holdings noted that crime is a serious concern to the company. It added that steps were being taken to beef up security to protect staff and customers from criminal elements.

"Like all law abiding citizens and businesses in Trinidad and Tobago, Prestige Holdings Limited (PHL), franchisee for KFC in Trinidad & Tobago, is deeply concerned about the crime situation in the country which may affect anyone or any business at any time. We continue to do everything in our power to protect our staff and customers including on site security, camera surveillance, further security support provided by our security provider and full cooperation with the police," it said.

"We continue to provide support for our hard working staff after any event of this nature. With respect to specific details, I am afraid that we cannot comment on matters which are under investigation by the police," the statement ended.

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