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Hunt on for man who robbed bar in St Margaret's Bay

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 11:53 AM

Gareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer

One man is on the run while another is in custody following a brazen daylight armed robbery at a bar in St Margaret's Bay, Portland, yesterday.

The police report that about 3:47 p.m., a man entered a bar along the busy Saint Margaret's Bay thoroughfare and reportedly ordered a cigarette from the bartender.

Shortly after he was served he allegedly pulled a handgun and demanded money. His demand was met and he escaped in a waiting motor car.

The police were alerted and a chase ensued. However, the vehicle was reportedly abandoned near Buff Bay by the two men who were travelling in it. They reportedly ran into nearby bushes.

A man hunt was launched for the two suspects. One of the men was apprehended by the police, while the other remains on the run.

The hunt continues for the second man.