Search For Armed Robbers


Tribune Staff Reporter


POLICE are on the hunt for those responsible for four separate armed robberies in the capital late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

The first incident reportedly occurred shortly after 10pm on Tuesday.

Police say the victim was walking along Sequoia Street in Pinewood Gardens, when he was approached from behind by a slim, dark man dressed in a grey hooded jacket and armed with a black handgun.

The suspect robbed the victim of his BlackBerry cellphone and fled on foot.

The second incident occurred shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

Police say a 50-year-old woman was travelling on Lobster Avenue near Baillou Hill Road when the occupants of an unknown vehicle collided into her black 2003 Nissan Maxima.

Three men got out of the car and approached her carrying with firearms.

The suspects robbed the victim of an undetermined of money and a cellular telephone, then drove off in her vehicle.

In the third incident, A 50-year-old man told police that he had just arrived at his Bacardi Road home, when he was approached by two unknown men armed with a handgun, who robbed him of his 650 Honda trail motorcycle.

The final incident reportedly occurred shortly after 4am on Wednesday.

Police say two men, ages 20 and 32, said they had just arrived at their home in Frela Subdivision, off Fire Trail Road, when they were approached by two men armed with a handgun, who robbed them of a white 2001 Honda Accord and their cellular telephones.

A short time later, police on mobile patrol spotted the vehicle on Robinson Road Near Key West Street.

A chased ensued, resulting in the suspects crashing the vehicle in the Montell Heights area.

They fled on foot and escaped.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in solving these matters.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call police on 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit on 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 328-TIPS.


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