As of yesterday, three men were in custody assisting police with their investigations into a robbery in Vieux Fort, which has triggered much concern among business operators in the southern town.
Last Thursday about 7:00p.m, four masked gunmen pounced on the staff of Greene’s Wholesale and Retail on Clarke Street, Vieux Fort and robbed the establishment of an undisclosed sum of money.
The incident, which was captured on CCTV camera, was witnessed by several persons.
At the time of the incident, the manager of the establishment, who declined to comment on the matter, was not at the business.
Staff of the popular establishment believe the robbers who are all well known in the community, were monitoring activities there before carrying out their brazen attack.
According to a police source, they are looking for the fourth person who is suspected to have participated in the robbery which has left staff of the establishment terrified.
The incident is also of grave concern to residents, who say they are not surprised that the police have held a few men for questioning, because since the incident, several young men of the community have been on a spending spree.
Just last month, a restaurant in the community was robbed of hundreds of dollars by masked gunmen. That restaurant has been a target for thieves over the years.
“The thieves are those lazy young men who just lime about the place doing nothing. They are always among us….” a business owner told this reporter on condition of anonymity.
The incident has left business operators in the community wondering who will be the next victim.