West Bay store robbed at gunpoint

An armed robber held up Eddie’s Mini Mart, also known as Malcolm’s, in Birch Tree Hill Road in West Bay on Thursday night, police said.

A store employee told police that a man brandishing a gun entered the shop and demanded cash and cigarettes. The robber left on foot along Bramble Lane.

No one was hurt in the holdup.

Police received the report of the robbery just after 8:30 p.m.

The gunman is described as being about 5 feet, 4 inches in height, of stocky build, with a dark complexion. He was wearing a red shirt and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call West Bay CID on 949-3999. Anonymous tips can be provided via the Miami-based call center of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online at the link: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=681.