Businessman hands over $30 in cash, then hurls acid at armed and masked bandits, in one of two robberies reported at Grays Farm station

Two businesses recently were robbed – less than two hours apart on May 7 –
by armed and masked men, who made off with an undisclosed sum of money.
Reports say that a Parliament Street man complained to the Grays Farm Police
Station that he had been robbed of $30 in cash by three gunmen, at his
business place, the AO Bakery on the same Street.
This incident is alleged to have taken place at about 11:45 a.m. 
Apparently, the businessman was inside the bakery when he saw the masked
men standing outside. Reportedly two of them entered the shop, brandishing
a handgun, and demanded money. Accordingly, the victim went to the cash
register and handed over $30 from it.
Further reports say the businessman had a bottle of acid on the counter top,
and he threw the contents at the robbers, after which they fled in a northerly

Officers investigating the case reportedly visited the hospital in search of any
acid-burn victims, but there was none.
In the other incident, which occurred at about 1:20 p.m. that day, an All Saints
Village man, the owner of Hurst Enterprise in Golden Grove Extension,
reported to the Grays Farm Police Station that his business place had been
robbed at gunpoint.
Reportedly, a Nut Grove man – an employee of the business – had been
standing beside the cashier’s counter when a masked man entered the
building, brandishing a firearm and demanding money.
According to reports, the gunman went behind the counter and emptied the
cash register of an undisclosed sum of money and then escaped in a southerly
A search was carried out in the surrounding areas for anyone matching the
description of the robber, but without success.