The two bandits, one armed with a gun, stormed the shop at about 2:30 pm at the same time the delivery van was dropping off goods and held up two patrons, the shop attendant and two A S Bryden’s sales men, relieving them of cash and jewellery.
According to the female shop attendant who was shaken up by the ordeal, the gunman entered the premises, shoved a teenaged patron to the floor, ordered everyone to hand over their money, as his accomplice remained outside with the truck and the other delivery man.
“I can’t remember exactly what he said but he said I was to give him everything and if he had to come behind the counter and find anything else, he go shoot me,” the attendant recounted.
The woman said the teenager, who was about to enter the building when the masked men appeared, was pulled inside and told to lie on the floor.
She added, “The sales guy was taking out his money out of his wallet and they took everything from him, before they left. They took (money) from the truck and ran away.”
The duo made off with the shop’s day’s earnings, customers cash, the attendant’s gold chain and pendant before fleeing the scene of foot.
The police were called in, but a sweep of the area reportedly yielded nothing that would assist them in their investigations.
“Sea View Farm is not very big and the roads are very small so how could two men just run out of a village and nobody see anything,” one villager told OBSERVER Media.
Another added, “We have to be our brother’s keeper, sun high in the sky and nobody notice any suspicious activities or even a vehicle. These guys are getting very barefaced and we have to look out for one another.”