Tortuga robbery suspect charged

A
27-year-old man has been charged in connection with two armed robberies that
happened on consecutive days in George
Town last month.

In
the first case, the suspect is accused of entering the Tortuga
liquor store at the intersection of Boilers
Road and South
Church Street just before closing time on 17
August. The man threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm before
making off with hundreds of dollars in cash, according to store owner Robert
Hamaty.

The
following night, 18 August 2010, police said the same man entered the Esso
service station on Shedden Road and Thomas Russell Way at 10.25 p.m. Police
said he threatened staff with what appeared to be a firearm and made off with
cash.

No
shots were fired and no one was injured in either of the incidents.

The
man has been charged with two counts of possession of an imitation firearm with
intent, two counts of robbery and one count of possession of an offensive
weapon. His name will be released when he appears is court later today
(Thursday).

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Police and Tortuga store owner Robert Hamaty at the 17 August robbery scene.
Photo: File
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