The police are continuing their investigation into the armed robbery that took place last night [Feb 6], and said an extensive search of the surrounding area was conducted, however the suspect was not located.
As Bernews reported last night, the St David’s Variety store was robbed at gunpoint at around 9.30pm, with the masked suspect holding a gun to the store owner and demanding cash. The store owner and his pregnant daughter were present, and fortunately neither one was injured in the incident.
Speaking this afternoon, a police spokesperson said,”At 9:30pm on Wednesday, February 6th police officers responded to a reported robbery at St. David’s Variety.
“It appears that the store owner and a family member were inside the premises when a lone offender entered brandishing what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money. The offender then fled on foot with a quantity of cash. No one was injured.
“An extensive search of the surrounding area was conducted; however the suspect was not located. Inquiries into this incident are ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the St. David’s Road area.
“In particular, investigators would like to speak with the driver of a car traveling through the area around the time the robbery occurred.
“Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Sergeant B.T. Smith at the St. George’s Criminal Investigation Unit directly on 247-1442 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477,” the police concluded.
Last night the store owner said there was a CCTV system in place in the St David’s store. The police have been releasing CCTV images of crimes lately, and it is expected this one may also be released by the authorities.