In response to the early morning armed robbery at Somer’s Supermart in St George’s, Minister of National Security, Renée Ming said: “This was not the news that our community wanted to wake up to.”

This after a lone suspect entered the store just before 6am demanding cash and wielding what is believed to be a gun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

“As the Minister of National Security, the increase in gun-related crime is extremely concerning,” said Ms Ming.

“We have suffered through an uptick in violence over the past five weeks, and fire-arms crimes against persons are particularly heinous and only serve to tear at the core of humanity.

“As the area Member of Parliament this activity is very worrisome,” she added.

“St George’s is known for being a calm and peaceful community and it is my hope that the Bermuda Police Service will investigate this robbery with vigor.

“Somer’s Supermart is a staple in the St George’s community, and my heart goes out to the staff member who was accosted during the early morning robbery. I encourage anyone who has any information about this incident to please contact the Police and share what you know.”