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Elderly woman helps fight off armed robber

Photograph by Tim Smith

Three women, including an 81-year-old, thwarted a robbery when an armed man targeted a liquor store in Hamilton Parish.

Police said the suspect went into Howzat on North Shore Road at about 8.40am on Sunday “brandishing an unknown object covered by a white cloth”, possibly a firearm.

The man demanded money from a staff member, a 57-year-old woman from Smith’s, and a struggle broke out. She was helped by her 81-year-old mother as well as her colleague, a 28-year-old Warwick woman.

The would-be robber was forced to flee empty-handed on an unknown motorcycle along North Shore Road.”

He said none of the three were seriously hurt but the 57-year-old woman suffered scrapes to her arms during the struggle. The suspect is black, slim, about 5ft 8in and wore dark clothing and helmet.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 or CrimeStoppers on 800-8477.

UPDATE: This story was updated to include extra information provided by the Bermuda Police Service