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Aug 10, 2018

Robbers Nabbed Minutes after Gas Station Hold Up

The spate of armed robberies continued this afternoon in the city when two men held up two gas pump attendants at PUMA Gas Station on the Philip Goldson Highway. Security footage shows the duo, one armed with a handgun, approaching the unsuspecting attendants and robbing them of an undisclosed amount of cash. This latest, brazen, armed robbery occurred at around one-thirty when the thieves pulled up to the gas station as though they were paying customers. But unknown to the employees, the men were there on a criminal mission. It took the thieves a few seconds to execute the crime, but their luck ran out a few minutes later when their getaway vehicle was intercepted on Chetumal Street.

Chester Williams

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, spoke to the media.

 

Chester Williams, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations)

“Police quick response to that matter led to the apprehension of the suspects, the vehicle used and the recovery of a nine millimeter pistol that was used in connection with that robbery.”

 

Reporter

“Did the robbers make off with any properties belonging to the gas station, sir?”

 

Chester Williams

“At this time the police are still trying to ascertain if anything was stolen from the gas station.”

 

Reporter

“Have these people been arrested before for similar crimes?”

 

Chester Williams

“I am not going to go into that detail.”

 

Hipolito Novelo

“Anyone was hurt, sir?”

 

Chester Williams

“No one was hurt.”

 

Reporter

“Is it believed that suspects are a part of the organized ring here in the city that has been plaguing both north and south side?”

 

Chester Williams

“No, these are different players.”

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