The National – Monday, December 20, 2010
By JUNIOR UKAHA
FIVE armed men robbed the Big Rooster outlet in 4-Mile on Saturday morning but three were captured by police as they tried to get away with an undisclosed amount of money.
They were all armed with pistols as they entered the fast food outlet and held up the company employees, customers and security guards at about 9am.
As they exited the building and made for their getaway vehicle, police closed in and captured three – two in front of Freeway Motors and one in front of Big Rooster while the other two managed to escape on foot.
The National reporter Junior Ukaha was at the scene of the robbery but it was unclear whether police had recovered the money and the firearms used in the robbery. They said that any information on this would have to come from their superiors.
Cooperate Executive Guards’ Tom Vele was manning the door when the robbers burst in, beat him up and pointed their pistols at him.
A shaken Vele, with blood on his head and face, said that he thought they were customers wanting to buy food but they were actually robbers trying to rob the company.
They arrived in a blue Toyota RAV4 sports utility, believed to have been stolen.
The robbery came two days after NCD police superintendent of operations Jim Namora warned the public to be wary of criminals during the festive season as they were targeting owners of Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4 sports utility vehicles.