By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
POLICE arrested a 37-year-old man on Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of the Super Value food store on Blue Hill Road.
According to police, around 11am officers from the Southwestern Division acting on information went to Knowles Drive in the Bozine Town area where they arrested the suspect in connection with the brazen daylight robbery of the supermarket.
Police are now questioning two men in connection with this incident after a wanted suspect turned himself into police on Tuesday.
The incident happened around 12.30pm on Monday as patrons and employees milled about the popular grocery store. According to Chief Superintendent Fernander, acting officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, a gunman held up a cashier and a number of shoppers. The gunman robbed one cashier of an undetermined amount of money and tried to rob other cash registers.
However, the other cashiers fled to the back of the store, making it impossible for the man to gain access to the other registers, Chief Supt Fernander said.
A second suspect served as a look out while this occurred, darting in and out of the store during the robbery, police said.
Chief Supt Fernander said both suspects, after obtaining cash, fled on foot in a northern direction on Blue Hill Road and “disappeared” into the Englerston constituency.
Although police have not confirmed how much was stolen, The Tribune understands that less than $400 was taken from the register.
Shortly after the incident, Chief Supt Fernander said police were very concerned about the “bold” armed robbery, and would “aggressively” pursue the two suspects involved.