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Jun 4, 2014

Suspect detained in attempted armed robbery in 8 Miles community

Police have detained one suspect following an attempted armed robbery at Mile eight on the George Price Highway. It happened at around one pm today at Del Cid’s Store. Three men allegedly entered and pulled a gun on owner Julio Del Cid. Del Cid pulled his own weapon and the men fled. We are told that Del Cid fired after them, but have been unable to confirm if any of the men were hit. Police were alerted and after an exchange of gunfire, managed to apprehend one of the men this afternoon. A customer who asked to remain anonymous spoke to us off camera today.


Voice of: Customer

“Weh happen out here, about twelve-thirty soh—bout twelve-thirty, one o’clock. My friend mi deh ina di store. Two guys come up and just ask ahn fi some water and after that dehn just push di gun up ina dehn face and tell ahn give dehn what ih got. And he run dah back with fi he gun, to pull out fi he gun. When he pull out ih gun, the guys dehn run down the street and he shoot after one of them. After that, they disappear through the back noh and then the police catch up with them through the burying ground, the new burying ground around this side. The police catch up with them and the first two police gone back there, when we get back there, the police dehn say that the guys just shoot after them. And, weh time right now? Bout four o’clock, the police catch up with one of the guys them.”


We are told that the storeowner believes he may have injured one of the men when he opened fire.

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