September 27, 2020

Robbery – Bodden Town AND George Town Update – Man arrested, gun and mask recovered following Cashwiz robbery

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1. Bodden Town Robbery – Cashwiz

A man has been arrested and a gun and mask have been recovered following a robbery at Cashwiz in Bodden Town.

About 1.30 today (Wednesday 30 May 2012) 911 received a report that Cashwiz in Bodden Town was being robbed.

Officers were deployed and a containment was put in place. As one of the police units made its way to the location the officers were confronted with a man who was running from the direction of the store. The man threatened the unarmed officers with a gun. The officers challenged the man and he dropped the weapon. The officers then immediately arrested him and removed the firearm to safety.

The gun and a mask suspected of being used in the robbery were recovered.

The gun has been forensically tested and it can now be confirmed that it is an imitation firearm.

The man, who was arrested on suspicion of robbery, remains in police custody while enquiries continue.

Acting Superintendent Robert Scotland said: ”The actions of the officers involved was nothing short of heroic. They were threatened by an armed suspect and without thinking of their own safety and wellbeing they moved in quickly to ensure that he was arrested and could not harm any members of the public. Fortunately the gun has been confirmed as an imitation – but the officers did not know that at the time. Their actions are testament to the dedication of our staff to do all that they can to keep these Islands safe from those who would threaten that safety through the criminal use of firearms.”

Anyone who has any information about the robbery should contact Bodden Town police station on 947-2220, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

Cashwiz CCTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. George Town Robbery – Shop Right

George Town detectives are investigating a robbery at Shop Right, Walkers Road.

About 11.35am today (Wednesday 30 May 2012) a man, who had his head covered with a large yellow cloth,  entered Shop Right in Walkers Road. He threatened staff with a knife and demanded cash. He then left the store with a sum of money and a small quantity of cigarettes.

The suspect can be seen in the attached CCTV stills. The stills show him approaching the shop from Windsor Park Road. He is described as being about 5’ 10” in height, wearing blue three quarter length baggy shorts, a baggy blue short sleeved polo shirt and white training shoes with diagonal stripes. He had his head covered with a yellow cloth which is said to resemble the type of cloths used by people such as gardeners who work outdoors.

Anyone who has any information about either crime or the suspect(s) should contact George Town police station on 949-4222, the RCIPS tip-line on 949-7777, or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).


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