Armed robber grabs cash from Pasta Basta
A Hamilton restaurant has been targeted by an armed robber for the second time this year.
According to police, officers responded to a report of a robbery at Pasta Basta on Elliott Street at about 9.45pm on Tuesday.
“It appears that an unknown male brandishing what is believed to be a firearm, entered the restaurant, removed a quantity of cash from the till and exited the premises,” a police spokesman said.
The suspect is described as 6ft and slim, wearing black clothing and a black helmet. He apparently fled on a black motorcycle towards Laffan Street.
No employees at the restaurant were injured, the spokesman added.
The incident was the third armed robbery reported in the span of a week.
Last Wednesday, two men threatened staff and stole cash from Soares and Son grocery store in Spanish Point, while a lone robber stole money from the Wok Express on North Street after holding a chef at gunpoint.
Pasta Basta itself was struck by an armed robber on the evening of March 13 this year. During that incident, a man in a red mask reportedly brandished a firearm and escaped with cash before riding off on a white motorcycle.
Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen suspicious activity near Pasta Basta at around 9.45pm on Tuesday, are urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.