A security officer was stabbed twice during a broad daylight robbery in downtown San Pedro. The security guard has been identified as Robert Assi, a resident of the DFC area of San Pedro Town. The victim was apparently attacked by two men as he was heading to make a deposit at the bank. The robbery occurred at the corner of Barrier Reef Drive and Caribeña Street sometime around 1:20PM on Tuesday October 7th.
According to Assi’s employer Milo Paz of Milo’s Center, after the security guard was attacked and stabbed by the two men, the assailants made off with a deposit bag that was in his possession, containing $130,391. The culprits then ran towards the beach and continued southwards. The injured security guard ran behind his assailant yelling for help. Paz indicated that a group of citizens ran behind and one of the culprits was contained by a concerned resident. The San Pedro Sun understands that during the process, the deposit bag fell and a crowd in the area of Central Park began pulling at the bag, eventually bursting it. Those in the area scattered to help themselves to the lose money, allowing the original culprits to get away. “We are hoping that the people will return the money,” said Paz.
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Big heist in San Pedro
According to the San Pedro Sun a security guard was attacked and robbed of $130,891 at the corner of Barrier Reef Drive and Caribeña Street sometime around 1:20PM on Tuesday October 7th.
The Sun reports that 2 men attacked Roberto Assi, who works for a collection agent. The two men then robbed him of a deposit bag containing $130,891. Police are looking for the two men whose identity are known to them. One of the suspects have been caught.
Security Guard Stabbed while Robbers Lose $130K in Failed Robbery Attempt
Mr. Milo Paz of Milo’s Center is now appealing to the street vendors and people who took the liberty of helping themselves to the money, to come forward and return the stolen cash.
“It is not their money and keeping it is still stealing,” commented Milo Paz.
Security guard Roberto Assi was rushed to the San Pedro Poly Clinic for treatment to his stab wounds to his upper chest and shoulder. He was in a critical but stable condition after the incident as is now recovering. It is expected that charges will be brought against the two robbers following a police investigation.
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