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Posted: Saturday 18 May, 2019 at 7:21 AM

Armed bandit robs Chinese Supermarket employee

By: Stanford Conway,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – POLICE in Basseterre are seeking the public’s assistance with their investigation into an armed robbery that took place on Thursday (May 16) on Wellington Road.


    Early reports reaching this publication stated that while a female employee of a Chinese supermarket, situated in the vicinity of Baker’s Corner on Wellington Road, was within a bus owner by the business establishment, an armed, masked man approached and snatched two bags containing cash from her hand.

    Police confirmed the robbery and informed that it occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. on the day in question.

    In a press release, police stated that investigations revealed that: “...Four masked men in a vehicle with a paper license plate pulled up to a vehicle owned by the supermarket that was parked outside. 

    “One of the masked men disembarked the vehicle and demanded money from an employee who was in the supermarket's vehicle. The man had what appeared to be a firearm. He took a sum of cash from the employee and fled the scene in the vehicle occupied by the other masked men.”

    Investigations are ongoing and the police are asking persons who might have information about this incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at the Basseterre Police Station by dialling 465-2241, their nearest police station or the Crime Hotline at 707.
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