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Robber arrested in hospital after dropping till and injuring himself

Rural Hill Plaza, home of the Ice Queen where a ham-fisted robber injured himself when he he dropped the cash register he was trying to steal. (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A ham-fisted robber had to be taken to hospital by the police after he injured himself when he dropped the cash register he was trying to steal.

The 27-year-old man was then arrested by officers at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in connection with the incident at the Ice Queen on South Road in Paget, in the early hours of yesterday.

According to police, officers attended the restaurant at Paget Plaza at 1.35am after a man reportedly entered the establishment and demanded money.

A statement on the police Facebook page said: “He grabbed the till, attempted to flee with it, and dropped it in the lobby, injuring himself.

“The man escaped the restaurant with an unknown sum. But a suspect was found and taken into custody when officers searched the immediate area.

“He was transported by officers to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, for treatment to his injury.

“The man was arrested after he was treated for his injury and remains at Hamilton Police Station.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Hall on 515-2499 or via e-mail at chall@bps.bm.

The main police number 295-0011 can also be used, or the non-emergency number 211.

The public can also use the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-8477 – or provide the information to a police officer they know.