Gray Hill man says he and friend were robbed of more than $800 in cash and their borrowed car in Valley Road hold-up

Two men were relieved of over $800 in cash in a hold-up that took
place on the Valley Road.

One of the victims, a Gray Hill resident, reported to the Bolans Police
Station that he had been robbed by masked gunmen in the vicinity
of Valley Church, at about midnight on June 21.

He said he had borrowed a Toyota Vitz from a Greenbay man, and, at
about 11:45 p.m., he and a friend from Nut Grove had gone to
Urlings Village.

On their way back to St. John’s, about an hour later, as they were
travelling from south to north on the Valley Road, he noticed a black
Toyota Vitz following them. 

When they were near Valley Church, he said, he stopped the vehicle
and went to relieve himself off the road and next to some bushes. 
However, when he returned to the car and was about to drive off, he
alleges that the black Vitz drove up and cut across the front of his
vehicle, blocking him from moving. 

Reportedly, three men – dressed in black clothing and with black
masks covering their faces – exited the vehicle, brandishing
firearms, and forced the pair out the vehicle.

The pair allegedly were searched, and the masked men removed
$580 from the complainant’s pants pocket and relieved his friend of

One of the men then got into the vehicle the complainant had
borrowed and he and the other two accomplices reportedly drove
off in a southerly direction. 

Officers conducting investigations into the report carried out a
search of the surrounding area for the stolen car, but without

And in unrelated news, the Police are investigating a break-in and
the larceny of several items from the Golden Grove Primary School.

The matter was reported to the Grays Farm Police Station on the
afternoon of June 21.

Reportedly, there was a breach in an office area where a video-
projector screen, a manual water pump, and a First-Aid kit had been

An unknown person apparently had used a flat implement to force
open a western single-hung, push-up window, creating sufficient
space for someone of a medium build to enter.
The perpetrator then ransacked the room and stole the items.