Masked bandits armed with gun, ice pick invade barbershop, rob duo

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Police are currently investigating and armed robbery that occurred on Friday night at a barbershop located on Durban and Haley Streets.

This publication understands that two masked men, one armed with a handgun and another armed with an ice pick, entered the premises around 22:45h and robbed a barber attached to the entity and a customer who was receiving a trim at the time.

The barber has since been identified as William Bayley, 32, while the customer was also identified as 19-year-old Lawrence Payne, a football player.

Bayley was reportedly robbed of his cellphone and $75,000 in cash, while Payne was robbed of his cellphone, a haversack with his belongings and his football pegs, all valued approximately $145,000.

The bandit armed with the gun reportedly robbed Baley while his accomplice robbed Payne.

Both perpetrators then ran off in a southern direction on Haley Street, where they made good their escape.

Police were subsequently summoned and several persons were questioned in the area.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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