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Man arrested over armed robberies

A Pembroke man has been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies, including two in the past week.

A police spokesman said the 40-year-old was assisting police with three separate incidents.

Among them are the robbery at Wok Express on North Street on Sunday night and a robbery on Tuesday night at Pasta Basta on Elliott Street.

In the incident on Sunday, a man wearing a scarf covering part of his face, brandished what appeared to be a firearm at Wok Express and stole an unknown quantity of cash. He then made good his escape, east along Parsons Road on a motorcycle cycle.

Meanwhile, in the incident on Tuesday, a black male entered Pasta Basta, brandishing what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money from staff. The suspect stole an unknown quantity of cash and left the scene on a motorcycle.

The same suspect is also speaking to police about a separate robbery at the same Elliott Street restaurant which occurred on March 13. In that incident, a black male entered the restaurant with what appeared to be a firearm and demanded money from staff.

He was described as being about 6ft tall, wearing a red mask, black pants and brown top. He reportedly stole an unknown quantity of cash and left the scene on a white motorcycle in a northerly direction on Washington Street North.

The police spokesman said: “A file is being prepared for Department of Public Prosecution charge approval and it is anticipated that the suspect will be appearing in Magistrates' Court on Monday.”

Anyone with additional information about the incidents or who may have witnessed the robberies are urged to contact Dave Greenidge on 247-1185 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Armed robbery: at Pasta Basta restaurant (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published September 29, 2016 at 4:53 pm (Updated September 30, 2016 at 6:54 am)

Man arrested over armed robberies

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