By Alexis Milan
Thieves made off with over $12,000 after a robbery at A&R Enterprise Limited at mile one-and-a-half on the Phillip Goldson Highway at around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Sergeant Edwina Armstrong, head of CIB for Precinct Four, said the robbery was done by two armed masked-men. According to Armstrong, the establishment was closing when the thieves approached the security guard and put a gun to his side.
One of the culprits who reportedly wore a stocking over his face, ordered the security guard to go inside. He also ordered all the employees to lie on the floor. According to Armstrong, the man made his way to the supervisor’s office and stole a plastic bag containing $9,084.66 cash in different denominations and a black and red Go brand cellular phone valued at $180.00.
The men also stole another cell phone, a gold ring valued at $350, and a gold bracelet valued at $450.
The thieves then ordered all the employees to go to the second floor. They ordered the supervisor to open a safe containing $1,969 and took another container with $1,225.
The men made off with approximately $12,279.31 in cash and about $1,230 in other property.
The men also reportedly locked up the employees in the office and proceeded to make their escape from the scene.
Armstrong said that police have one suspect detained in connection with the investigation and are seeking others they believe to be involved with the robbery. The officer indicated that police were using surveillance footage from A&R to assist with their investigation and added that the suspect was cooperating with police.
Armstrong encouraged business owners to be vigilant and to look out for suspicious activity around their establishments.