WB armed robbery investigation

Detectives in West Bay have begun an investigation into an armed robbery which occurred at G and L Minimart on Watercourse Road, West Bay, Thursday night.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a member of Minimart staff at around 8.20pm reporting that she had just been robbed by a man carrying what appeared to be a handgun.

Police said shortly before the 911 call was made a man entered the store and told the staff member and one customer present to go to the back of the room. The suspect then asked for the cash register to be opened and before it was he removed it from the counter and left the building with it.

Neither the store clerk nor the customer was injured during the incident.

An area search was carried out but the suspect was not located.

The offender is described as 5ft 6ins tall, slim built with a brown complexion. His face was covered with a green UDP T-shirt and he was wearing a black long sleeved shirt, blue ¾ length jeans pants and black shoes.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the Watercourse Road area at the time who may have seen the offender prior to or after the robbery or anyone who recognizes the description of the offender.

Anyone who can help should contact West Bay CID on 949-3999 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS).