By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
ARMED robbers led police on high-speed chase in Freeport yesterday afternoon following a daring daylight robbery of the Bristol Cellars Wines and Spirits on Cedar Street.
The chase ended on Pioneer’s Way, where a grey Chevy Lumina crashed into a wall. One of the two male occupants managed to escape on foot, but was later caught and arrested by police.
Curious onlookers gathered at the scene on Pioneer’s Way. It is not known whether shots were fired during the chase, but one witness reported hearing what sounded like a “firecracker.”
Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour said two men, one armed with a handgun, entered Bristol Cellars Liquor Store around 4pm and robbed the female employee of an undetermined amount of cash.
He said the suspect took the store safe, which contained cash. The gunman then got into a vehicle parked nearby. Police responded quickly and pursued the suspects, which led officers on a high-speed chase.
ACP Seymour said the vehicle crashed and the police were able to arrest one suspect. The second suspect, he said, was apprehended shortly afterwards. Police were able to recover some of the cash taken in the armed robbery along with a firearm.
Mr Seymour commended the officers for a job well done. “It speaks to the fact the we will be resolute in our resolve to bring criminals to justice,” he said.