Two men arrested after Handy Stores robbery
Wednesday 16th October 2013, 4:00PM BST.
TWO men have been arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery at the Longstore Handy Store.
Police reported this morning that a knife and replica gun were used by two masked men.
They allegedly took alcohol, cigarettes and tobacco during the robbery on Tuesday morning.
Detective Chief Inspector Ruari Hardy has appealed for witnesses to come forward.
‘I can confirm that that the victim was threatened, with what appeared to be a hand gun and a knife. Police enquiries have recovered an imitation firearm (‘BB’ type gun) near to the scene,’ he said.
‘We are keen to speak to potential witnesses that may have been in the area at the time or immediately after the robbery including a women driving a white hatchback car and also a pedestrian seen walking towards the coast from Rouge Rue,’ DCI Hardy said.
These people or anyone else that may have seen something suspicious in that area between 5am and 5.45am – are asked to contact police headquarters on 725111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.