November 24, 2017

Grocery Store Owner Gets Chopped Up During Robbery

punta gordaOn the morning of Thursday, October 19th, 2017, a female Asian shopkeeper from Punta Gorda Town was robbed at her business establishment.

According to reports by the Toledo Police Department, between the hours of 8 and 9 am, two men armed with machetes and with their faces covered with masks entered Blue Sky Store in Punta Gorda Town.

The men held up the owners (husband and wife) of the grocery store and the husband began struggling with one of the robbers.

The wife also tried to assist and that was when one of the robbers inflicted chop wounds on her.

When the woman got chopped, her husband turned his attention to help her and that was when the robbers proceeded to take cash from the register, a cell phone and make good their escape.

Police responded to the incident and have detained two suspects in connection.

The woman is at the Punta Gorda Hospital receiving medical treatment for the injuries.

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