Daring early Sunday morning robbery at Massys St Anns

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Daring early Sunday morning robbery at Massys St Anns

Five bandits, one armed with a gun, stormed Massy Stores St Ann’s location,  beating one of five workers before leaving with an undisclosed sum of US and T&T currency. The supermarket shut its doors for the day after the early morning robbery to allow the police to conduct their investigations and interview the victims.

Acting Senior Superintendent of the Port-of-Spain Division Lincoln Daly confirmed the robbery and said that around 6.20 a.m. the robbers, whose faces were covered, entered the compound of the supermarket in a white Tiida car and barged their way into the store. Only one security guard was on duty.

Police reported: “It would appear that the bandits timed the robbery in a particular way to enter the premises, just around the time the employees would have been showing up for work and getting ready to open the business. On Sundays, the supermarket opens for business at 7 am and closes at 6 pm. The bandits ordered five workers, three of whom were women, to lie on the ground where their hands were tied with duct tape. One of the female workers was taken to a room where the vault is stored and ordered to open the safe.

The employee was struck multiple times on the body and face. Acting Senior Superintendent Lincoln Daly, when questioned if the robbery was an inside job, said it was too early to tell. Investigations are continuing.