Just before 7pm this evening [Jan.3] there was a robbery at Flatts Gas Station, with unofficial reports indicating that a man threatened the cashier with a machete, demanded money and then ran out of the gas station with the cash. The suspect is described as being 6’2” tall, and wearing a hooded top.
A police spokesperson said, “Around 6:55pm on Tuesday, January 3rd police responded to a reported robbery at Flatts Service Station on North Shore Road in Hamilton parish.
“It appears that an unknown man entered the premises brandishing a bladed article and escaped on foot heading east with a quantity of cash. No one was injured.
“Officers searched the surrounding area for the offender, but he was not located. The suspect is described as approximately 6’2” tall wearing a hooded top.
“Inquiries into this incident are ongoing. Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to contact the St. George’s Criminal Investigation Unit on 293-2222.”
This is the third business to be robbed by a weapon wielding suspect[s] in recent weeks, following after the Hitching Post armed robbery on December 28, and the armed robbery at Henry VIII Pantry on December 19.
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