Quick work by police resulted in the arrest of three suspects whom police believe staged a robbery at Island Beers Chill and Grill at SouthPark in San Fernando on Tuesday evening.
The officers cordoned off the area and managed to arrest the thieves as they tried to flee in a getaway car. One of the suspects was caught hiding at KFC about 100 feet away.
The stolen cash which was about $6,000 was also recovered.
Investigators said around 1:25 pm, two robbers with guns entered Island Beers Chill and Grill. They forced the patrons to lie on the ground while they robbed them of cash.
A tip-off was sent to the police who responded immediately.
About 15 officers from the Emergency Response Patrol as well as Task Force and CID personnel converged on the mall.
The robbers realised they were surrounded and tried to beat a hasty retreat.
The police pursued the getaway car.
They later apprehended the men at Thorn Hill Road, in Cocoyea.
The men were not wearing masks at the time of the robbery.
All three who are in their 20's were taken to the San Fernando police station where they were interrogated.
They will be placed on ID parades this week. Once charged they will appear before a San Fernando Magistrate.