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Oct 4, 2011

Astar Hyde Supermarket robbed at gunpoint

Aside from the robbery at Farm Center today, on Monday night the owners of another well known establishment, Astar Hyde Supermarket, were also targeted by thieves. When we caught up with them today, both Alvin Hyde Junior and his wife, Angela, were shaken and frustrated. The couple was planning to lock up early when around seven-thirty a single gunman entered the store while a second person waited outside. Angela was alone at the cash register and her husband was in the back of the store when the thief pulled a gun on her. In a candid interview, she told News Five today that her daughter had just exited the store when the robber entered.

Angela Hyde, Co-Owner, Astar Hyde Supermarket

Angela Hyde

“Di young bwai walk een directly in front ah me but when ih walk een I noh know if gone fi pull up ih pants or weh ih do but when ih come up, ih had di gun and den like ih slide something back way. Ih seh give me di money and no go on stupid or no mek no noise. So I tell ah well, you done di go on stupid cause dah you di come eena my place wid wah gun. So from deh I di get di money fi ah but den like ih di put di gun closer to me and I di tell ah weh ih di go on so fa cause I di get di money fi ah. Afterwards, I get di money and I di give di guy den he stretch ova like ih mi think more money deh or whatever. When ih stretch ova, ih seh give me yoh phone and ih snatch di phone.”

Alvin Hyde Jr.

Alvin Hyde Jr., CO-Owner, Astar Hyde Supermarket

“I si wah guy cross di counter. So when I si di guy cross di counter, I come out but I come out empty handed so when I get dis side and I holla hey you mother f-ing you know, the guy spin round and she tell me hey di guy got wah gun and he hold di gun pan me. So when ih hold di gun pan me I come to wah stop. When I come to di stop, he back out ah ih sippers deh, jump pan ih bicycle and run. By dis time ih done get wah amount a cash.”

Angela Hyde

“One spell I mi have di knife and I seh I mi wah bore ah wid di knife right but why I noh bore ah wid di knife because I seh maybe out ah frighten-ness when ih get di bore, ih mi wah shoot mi husband yoh understand.”

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2 Responses for “Astar Hyde Supermarket robbed at gunpoint”

  1. Rod says:

    Crime is totally out of control in the country you might be next yes you or your family might be next to get robbed are killed it’s time to march on this useless impotent pm and gov. March my belizean brothers and sisters we need to get rid of the scourge that is plaguing us and it’s called barrow.

  2. Karma says:

    This crime thing really messed up. We need a real solution and with these leaders…who knows if we’ll see and end to it.

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