Cries for help save Cashew Hill man from armed robbers, while alarm bell scares intruder from All Saints store

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SOURCE REAL NEWS- Injured and on the ground while being accosted by two armedbandits, a man’s call for help is what saved him from being robbed.Reports say that two gunmen attempted to rob a middle-agedCashew Hill man at about 1 a.m. on March 23.

It is alleged that the 56-year-old man had just arrived home when hewas accosted by the armed duo.

Reportedly, he began to back away from the perpetrators, buttripped and fell – at which point one of the men used an unknownobject to strike him on the left side of his forehead.

They then allegedly began to search the victim; however, he beganto call out for help, which caused the duo to leave him and run off ina western direction.

A 911 Emergency Hotline officer made a report of the attemptedrobbery to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), and a

search for suspicious-looking persons was carried out in thesurrounding area.

The search was unsuccessful, but inquiries into this incidentcontinue.

Meanwhile, the Police are probing the circumstances leading to anAll Saints business being broken into by unknown individuals.

It is alleged that an operator attached to Special Security Servicestelephoned the All Saints Station and reported that Sandra ConnerFines Store, located in the village, had been broken into.

This offence reportedly occurred sometime between 7 p.m. onMarch 22 and 3 a.m. on March 23.

As a result of the report, officers reportedly visited the scene toconduct investigations.

Reportedly, the store owner said she had left her business placesecured, but later received a call from the security company,advising that the building had been breached.

Apparently the intruder had used a hard implement to pry open anorthern single-hung window, but had been unable to gain entryafter the alarm system went off.

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