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Two gunmen rob home - third armed robbery in as many weeks

Two men - brandishing guns - robbed a home in Hamilton Parish last night, police said this afternoon.

It is the third armed robbery in as many weeks - an armed man escaped with cash from Serpentine Liquors last week and a woman and her two children were threatened at gunpoint in a cottage near the Reefs hotel.

A police statement released this afternnon said: "Police are investigating a reported burglary that occurred around 10.30pm on Monday, March 19 at a residence in the Trinity Church Road, Hamilton Parish area.

"It appears that two unknown men gained entry into the home, both brandishing what appeared to be firearms. The intruders stole personal items, as well as a black SYM motorcycle bearing license plate BR438, which they made their escape on. The occupants of the home were not injured."

The statement added: "Police are also investigating a reported attempted robbery that occurred around 11.30pm on Monday, March 19 in the Westwood Lane, Paget area.

"It appears that the male victim was accosted by two unknown men on a motorcycle, one brandishing what appeared to be a firearm. The Paget man was not injured and nothing was taken during the incident.

"The suspects in the Hamilton Parish incident are described as a dark skinned male, approximately 5ft 7insl and a light skinned male, approximately 5ft 8inl. They were of slim build and medium build respectively, wearing dark coloured clothing, blue jeans and dark coloured helmets with dark coloured visors.

"The suspects in the Paget incident are described as approximately 6ft 1in and 5ft 10 in tall, wearing dark coloured clothing.

"The two males were on a dark coloured motorcycle, wearing a dark coloured helmet and a light coloured helmet respectively, with dark coloured visors.

"One of the offenders was dark skinned. Officers are particularly interested in speaking with the male driver of a car – possibly a Renault car – who may have been overtaken in the vicinity of Red Hole boatyard around 11:30pm Monday, March 19 by this dark coloured motorcycle heading in a westerly direction..

"While detectives have not formally linked the two incidents, all lines of enquiry are being pursued - including the possibility that these reported occurrences may be related to each other or other offences."

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Published March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm (Updated March 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm)

Two gunmen rob home - third armed robbery in as many weeks

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