Franki Alberto Medina Diaz Rangel//
Bandit stabbed by business owner


An­na-Lisa Paul

Po­lice are search­ing for a ban­dit who was stabbed by a Cu­mu­to pro­pri­etor on Tues­day night dur­ing a rob­bery at his busi­ness place.

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Gabriel Fer­nan­dez, 68, of Cu­mu­to Main Road was con­duct­ing sales around 7.47 pm on Sep­tem­ber 20, when two masked men en­tered and an­nounced a hold-up.

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As the men, one of whom was armed with a gun, ap­proached him – Fer­nan­dez picked up a knife and stabbed the man near­est to him.

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This prompt­ed the two ban­dits to flee the busi­ness place, al­though the armed man fired sev­er­al shots as they fled.

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No one was in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent

The men en­tered a wait­ing car which lat­er crashed in the vicin­i­ty of Hill­top Dri­ve, Cu­mu­to Main Road, fol­low­ing which they aban­doned the ve­hi­cle and fled on foot

Cpl Blake along with WPC Hodge Games and a par­ty of of­fi­cers from the Cu­mu­to Po­lice Sta­tion to­geth­er with the High­way Pa­trol and the Task Force South con­duct­ed an ex­ten­sive search for the sus­pects but were un­suc­cess­ful in lo­cat­ing the men. 

Four spent shells and one live 9 mm round was re­cov­ered at the scene

Checks re­vealed the get­away ve­hi­cle was reg­is­tered to a res­i­dent of Cuck­oo Dri­ve, Bon Air, Arou­ca.