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Tourists fall victim to armed robbery

Two tourists had their bag snatched while riding a rental scooter in an apparent armed robbery on Harrington Sound Road, Hamilton Parish, yesterday.

According to police, two men on a motorbike approached two tourists near the junction with Quarry Road at about 3.15pm.

It is understood that the visitors were riding in the eastbound lane when the pillion passenger of the other bike attempted to remove a handbag from the visitor’s basket before brandishing a bladed article.

There were no reported injuries but when both vehicles came to a stop, the pillion passenger was able to take the handbag.

The two men escaped on the same motorcycle they arrived on.

Officers conducted a search of the surrounding area for the two offenders.

Any witnesses or persons with relevant information regarding this robbery are asked to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 or the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.