(CMR) A man was robbed by two masked men outside a restaurant on North Church Street after making arrangements to meet someone who claimed to be selling a car. The parties had agreed via social media to meet to view the vehicle and exchange cash on Wednesday evening.
At around 7:45 pm, officers were dispatched to the location of the armed robbery. It was revealed that the victim was waiting at the rear of the location and was approached by the two masked men with one carrying a knife. The other man brandished a firearm, struck the victim with it, then demanded money. The men subsequently fled the location on foot with a quantity of cash.
The victim did not receive any serious injuries during the incident.
The suspect who was carrying the knife is described as being of dark complexion, about 5’8” in height and of medium build. He was wearing a white sweatshirt with a hood. The other suspect, who brandished the firearm, is described as being of dark complexion, about 5’8” in height and of slender build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
Police are taking this opportunity to remind the public to take extra precautions when conducting transactions with strangers. It is advisable to meet any purported sellers in well-lit, public places, preferably during the day, and to bring a friend or family member with you. Do not take large amounts of cash to first meetings, arrange electronic transfers, or arrange to leave a small deposit before the final exchange.
The matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.
Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website.