Armed robbery at petrol station

Second holdup in a week

Bodden Town detectives are investigating an armed daylight robbery at an Old Man Bay gas station on Friday.

The robbery happened around noon when a man armed with what appeared to be a handgun entered Jack’s Esso on Frank Sound Road and demanded cash from a female cashier.

Police said the suspect was last seen running towards the rear of the premises with a small amount of money.

No shots were fired and no-one was injured in the robbery.

The robber is described as around 5ft 7in tall with a brown complexion. He was wearing long blue jeans, a long-sleeved blue shirt and had a t-shirt over his face.

This was the second armed holdup at a gas station in less than a week.

An armed man held up the Meadac Texaco service station on Crewe Road on Monday night, 14 December around 9.50pm.

No-one was hurt in that incident.

The police description of the suspect in that case is similar – a 5ft 7in tall man of medium build and a dark complexion. Witnesses said the suspect appeared to have a white t-shirt covering his face.

In June, there was another armed robbery -up at a gas station when two men armed with handguns held up the Esso petrol station on Shedden Road.

In that robbery, the men then left the area on bicycles.

The two staff and one customer who were in the store at the time were not injured in the incident.

Anyone with information on the latest robbery in Old Man Bay is asked to contact DC Garfield Edwards at Bodden Town CID on 947-2220.