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Gunmen snatch $50,000 in jewelry in South hold-up

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

ARMED bandits robbed a jeweller of $50,000 worth of items in a mid-day robbery in Princes Town on Saturday.

Two men, who were armed with guns, went to Ramdath Roopchan's Jewellery Shop and announced a hold-up.

One of the men pointed a gun at Roopchan, the 39-year-old owner, while he and his accomplice robbed the businessplace.

The men then escaped on foot.

Constable Teesdale is continuing investigations to find the two men.

Officers are also searching for the men who robbed four people as they limed by a bar in Ste Madeleine around 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Sherwin Wilson, Russell Chankersingh, Norris Lall and Sanmatee Khemkaran were approached by two men armed with a gun and cutlass.

They stole cellular phones and $2,540 cash from the group and left on foot.

Constable Ambarali interviewed the group and investigations are continuing.

Also around 9 p.m. on Saturday, Michael Beharrylal was at his burger cart at Palmiste Junction, San Fernando when a man armed with a gun robbed him of his $1,500 cellular phone and $800 cash.

The assailant then ran away.

Constable Perriera is investigating this robbery.

Two hours earlier, supervisor Cynthia Wankin was at her workplace at a gas station in Vistabella when she was robbed of $4,000 and several packs of cigarettes.

The men, who were armed with guns, escaped in a white Nissan AD Wagon.

Constable Moses continues to make enquiries surrounding the case.

And a loud explosion was heard at Bertrand Street, San Fernando around 7 p.m. on Saturday and a man was seen running away with a firearm in his hand.

Officers Bebthan and Alcalan later visited the scene and recovered the shell of a 9 mm bullet. They are investigating the incident.

And around 12.05 a.m. yesterday, Michelle Brewster was robbed as she stood at the corner of Cipero and Coffee Streets, San Fernando.

Brewster, a meat room attendant, was approached by a man who placed a knife to her neck and took her $3,000 cellular phone and $300 cash.

WPC James is continuing enquiries to find the man, who escaped on foot.

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