Investigations are ongoing into reports of a robbery at the Hardware Store of J. Astaphan and company limited located at Fond Cole.
The police reported that a call came in at about 5:30pm indicating that a robbery was in progress. The individual who was not named indicated that 3 staff members were being held hostage.
The building was searched by the Police and staff were safely extracted. A thorough search of the building for the suspects proved futile.
The Police reports states that according to information from the Operations Manager, while counting cash from the day’s sale, three masked individuals entered the office located on the second floor.
One was armed with what appeared to be a rifle, one with a pistol and the other with a cutlass.
Upon entering the office, they pointed the firearms at the three staff members and ordered them to lie on the floor to which they complied.
The individuals took an unspecified amount of cash, descended from the office and escaped by passing through the fence of the compound which they had breached.