Police looking for men responsible for two robberies
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: May 03, 2013
Police are looking for four men responsible for two separate armed robberies on Wednesday.
According to police the first robbery took place around 10:20 p.m. when two masked men approached a man outside his home and forced their way in.
The man was standing outside his Johnson Road home when the culprits, one of whom was reportedly armed with a handgun, accosted him, police said.
The men robbed the man of an undetermined out of money, a 32-inch flat screen television, a CD player, a cell phone and other household items before fleeing in the man’s 2002 Chevy Trailblazer, police said.
According to police the SUV was later found in the High Vista area.
In the second incident, police said two men used a red Honda Accord to rob a man off the Tonique Williams Darling Highway around 10:36 p.m.
Police said the victim had just arrived at his home on Premier Avenue when he was accosted and robbed of his cell phone.
The victim then put up a struggle when the culprits attempted to steal his camera, resulting in the victim being gun butted, police said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said recently that police have noticed a trend where groups of men follow people home in the early morning hours and rob them. He warned people to be vigilant, particularly when driving home at night.
The most recent crime statistics revealed that armed robberies were up over last year’s figures.
Police are also investigating a stabbing that left a 20-year-old woman in hospital.
The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Sea Breeze area and resulted in the woman being stabbed in the abdomen, police said.
Anyone with information concerning these incidents are asked to contact police.