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Gunmen steal cash from Flatts gas station

Robbery aftermath: Police on the scene at Flatts RUBiS(Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Armed robbers stole cash in a raid at the RUBiS gas station in Flatts last night.

Two men entered the premises brandishing a gun and demanding cash shortly before 7.30pm, according to the Bermuda Police Service. They left with an undisclosed amount of cash and escaped in an easterly direction on a light-coloured motorcycle. Staff were shaken but no one was injured.

It was Bermuda’s seventh reported robbery in the past month, with Four Star in Warwick, KFC in Hamilton and Empire Grocery in Devonshire having been raided since Boxing Day.

Victims have said they believed they were being targeted because many people remained desperate while the Island tries to claw its way back from the economic crisis.

The suspects in last night’s robbery are described as wearing dark clothing, and police say CCTV footage will be examined.

Last night, Michael Dunkley, the Premier, said: “This was a very disturbing and troubling incident and my thoughts are with those affected. I view this latest act of violent crime as extremely concerning.

“I want to encourage anyone who may have any information about the robbery to please support the police in their efforts by sharing what they know.”

Anyone who saw people acting suspiciously in the North Shore Road area of Smith’s is urged to call 295-0011.