Grocery cashiers robbed of $11,000

Two supermarket cashiers were robbed at gunpoint at the crime-stricken Housing Development Corporation Village Plaza in Pleasantville on Saturday afternoon.

According to a report, around 4.50 pm Edwina Loubon, 36, and Nicole Reifer, 43, were at the Pleasantville Supermarket when they were approached by a man who pointed a gun at them and announced a hold up. He robbed them of a total of $11,075 before running away.

Last May, Pleasantville councillor Robert Paris was among several customers robbed at gunpoint at the same supermarket. Three months later, vendor Naylan Farrel was selling bread along Pleasantville Avenue, opposite the plaza, when two gunmen robbed him of $200 and then shot him in the knees. An employee was also murdered at the plaza. In March, Christopher Wells was sitting outside his workplace, Top Notch Barber and Beauty Salon, when he was shot in the head.

Complaining about frequent crimes at the plaza, residents and tenants have continuously called for increased security and police patrols.

In an unrelated incident, a motorcyclist was killed after he lost control and slammed into a light pole at Sixth Company, New Grant, yesterday.

Kurt Ramjohn, 35, of Indian Walk, Moruga Road, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Princes Town Health Facility. According to reports, around midday Ramjohn was riding his motorcycle along the Moruga Road when he lost control and ran into the pole. He was taken, via ambulance, to the health facility. Princes Town police are investigating.

Source: www.guardian.co.tt (Sascha Wilson)

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