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Bandits escape with $10,000 in cash and goods

By Michelle Sutherland

Corozal police are investigating a brazen armed robbery at a local Chinese store, in which the bandits took over $10,000 in cash and valuables.

Businesswoman Hong Su Rong, 47, owner of Rong’s Supermarket located on 4th Avenue reported to police that around 3:25 p.m. on February 8th, while she was inside her store, three men walked in a robbed the place.

Two of the culprits had firearms and held her up at gunpoint.

According to Rong, the three bandits rummaged through her cash drawer and stole $7,000 cash, and two cell phones.

Rong was transported to the Northern Region Hospital for treatment following the incident because she had been attacked during the robbery.

Police are reviewing security footage from the establishment in an effort to identify the thieves.

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