Investigations are underway into a daring daylight robbery during which a Lightfoot West business was relieved of $1,300 in cash by an unknown man.
The offence, which occurred on April 19, at about 1:30 p.m., was reported to the All Saints Police Station.
Reports say the man entered the D’Jazz Superette while a female employee was stocking shelves at the front.
While carrying out her duties, the victim reportedly glanced at the business’ camera and saw a young man with a black shirt around his head. She is said to have gotten up, met him at the door, and told him he could not enter the superette dressed like that.
Reportedly, the man then attempted to force himself into the business place and a struggle ensued between him and the worker.
It is reported that the intruder then brandished a “butcher knife” and demanded money from the female employee. Accordingly, she went to the cash register and handed over the day’s earnings.
The intruder reportedly then took up the woman’s A51 Samsung phone, valued at $2,500, and fled from the scene in a northern direction.
Officers reportedly carried out a search of the surrounding area for anyone fitting the description of the perpetrator – but were not successful in finding him.