A High Street, Georgetown grocer was gun-butted to the face around 13:30 hrs yesterday when three armed bandits stormed his business place and escaped with a digital video recorder (DVR) after robbing the establishment.
The incident happened at United General Store located at Lot 16 High Street, Georgetown.
Proprietor of the grocery store, Anthony Jackson, said that he and three staffers along with two customers were in the store when the men entered and demanded that everyone lie on the floor.
Based on information received, two of the bandits entered the store pretending to be customers.
“One had a cloth on his mouth to make it seemed like he was sick and the other one come and ask for Lysol,” a staffer said.
Before they were handed the Lysol, one of the men whipped out a gun and demanded everyone to get down on the ground, at which point they were joined by a third gunman.
The intruders carted off $60,000 from Jackson while they escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash and phones from the two customers and two staffers.
This newspaper was informed that the men spent close to 20 minutes searching the store.
“While they were inside, one customer came in not knowing what was happening and they had him lying on the ground too,” a staffer said.
He added that one of the gunmen then went outside to the customer’s car and collected his wife’s phone and purse. “She was outside not knowing what was happening inside, and the guy went out to her and collected her stuff.”
The robbers escaped in a waiting motorcar. No one has been arrested as yet.
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