The owner of a food mart in Petit Valley was killed and his wife beaten during a robbery today.

According to a police report, just after midday Alec Wang Kwok Yip, 72, and his wife were at their business place, Alec’s Food Mart, at the corner of Morne Coco Road and Palm Avenue, when three masked men entered and announced a robbery.

The bandits tied up the couple and proceeded to beat them before taking cash and valuables. The bandits then escaped.

The woman managed to untie herself and called the police, who went to the store and saw Yip with injuries to the face and body.
Emergency health workers took him to the St James Infirmary, where he was pronounced dead.

Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant