Police still seeking robbery suspect

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Police are still looking for the main suspect in the robbery that occurred on Tuesday, October 7th. The incident took place around 1:20PM and left Milo’s Center security guard, 28-year-old Cleofosio Robert Assi suffering from a single stab wound to the right shoulder. He was attacked on Barrier Reef Drive by a male person and robbed of a manila envelope containing cash and checks.
Initial reports reveal that Assi was on his way to make a bank deposit when he was attacked. A struggle ensued between both men, but the attacker managed to get away with a back-pack containing the envelope. The attacker ran towards the beach and headed in a southerly direction towards Central Park. Civilians at the park tried to subdue the attacker, during which time the bag fell and the envelope burst. The civilians rushed for the scattered money, allowing the attacker to escape.

Cleofosio Robert Assi

Cleofosio Robert Assi

Owner of Milo’s Center, Milo Paz stated to the police that the envelope contained $130,391BZ out of which $39,655.75BZ was in cash, and the rest in the form of checks. When police arrived at the scene, they retrieved the bag which was only left with the checks.
Police detained several persons believed to have taken some of the scattered cash, but had to release them as there was not sufficient evidence for the persons to be charged. “We need evidence to charge persons, and we did not have any evidence to charge the people that grabbed the stolen money. Unless there are witnesses that would step up and testify that such persons took the scattered money, the police have no grounds to charge them, so they had to be released,” said Corporal Jermaine Pook.
Police are still looking for the main suspect, who is described as being a male of dark complexion, with dreadlocks, and was wearing a black T-shirt and black three-quarters Dickie’s pants on the day of the incident. Persons with any information that can lead to an arrest are encouraged to visit the San Pedro Police Station on Pescador Drive or call 206-2022.

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