PHILIPSBURG–Helena Jewellers in Front Street was the target of an armed robbery on Sunday, November 24. Shortly before 12:00pm, three masked men forced themselves into the establishment, after gun butting the security guard in the face several times. After gaining access to the store, and threatening those inside with firearms, the robbers managed to get away with several trays of gold earrings from the display counter by running towards Cannegieter Street. They were seen getting inside a grey vehicle, after which they made off, possibly in the direction of Sucker Garden. Paramedics were called to treat the security guard, and a search of the area was conducted without success. The Special Robbery Unit is investigating this case; police would like any members of the public, who may have witnessed anything suspicious or who have any information on this case to come forward.
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