By Marion V. Ali
Armed robbers got away with almost $4,000.in cash and valuables when they targeted Ma’s Fast Food in Corozal Town shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday.
The owner of the business, whose name police have withheld, reported that he and his wife were inside the establishment when two men wearing masks entered. One of them pointed a sawed-off shotgun at him and demanded money. The businessman said he handed over $2,000.00 in cash and the man then stole two Samsung brand cellular phones and $300.00 worth of phone cards, all valued at around $3,900.00.
Before they left, the gunman reportedly hit the business owner in the head with the weapon, causing a swelling. The other robber who wielded a knife also allegedly assaulted the proprietor’s wife, hitting her and bruising the left side of her face.
Police are investigating.