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Two arrested after Rubis station armed robbery

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Two men were arrested yesterday in connection with a lunchtime armed robbery at a petrol station.

A police spokesman said one man was taken into custody just after the 12.45pm robbery at the Rubis gas station on St John's Road, Pembroke, and the other at about 5pm in the Ingham's Vale area of Pembroke.

The arrests came after two men on a motorbike robbed the station of an unknown amount of cash, armed with what appeared to be a handgun, and fled the scene.

A police spokesman said a motorbike was later recovered in the Ingham's Vale neighbourhood.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Antoine Daniels said: “No one was injured, which is fortunate.”

Mr Daniels said that the incident had left station staff in a state of shock.

He added that a forensic team and detectives were examining the scene and that officers were also looking at CCTV footage and interviewing witnesses.

Mr Daniels asked the public to be on the lookout for suspicious behaviour.

Mr Daniels said: “We've had a few of these incidents in the last few weeks.

“We just want the public to be vigilant, looking out for two on a bike.

“Sometimes they target vulnerable properties and vulnerable people in search of cash and other valuable property.”

Mr Daniels added later: “It is critical that the police and the community unite by working closely together in these unprecedented times in an effort to reduce opportunities for crime to occur and improve overall community safety.

“The Bermuda Police Service wish to reassure the public that we will continue to provide a strong presence in our communities and do everything we can to ensure that there are no additional issues to worry about as we all pull together in our challenge against violent crime.”

Mr Daniels added: “We are particularly keen to hear from residents who have direct concerns or are worried about any community tensions that may be flaring up, or have any information regarding recent crime and antisocial behaviour.”

Photograph by Akil Simmons
Photograph by Akil Simmons

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Published May 29, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated May 29, 2020 at 9:01 am)

Two arrested after Rubis station armed robbery

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