Police report that robbers broke into the popular dry goods retail store along Orange Street and escaped with "several million dollars". The robbers broke through a wall and then ransacked the building.
The store remained closed up to midday Wednesday.
The robbery comes just days after the police high command announced that members of the security forces have increased their presence in a number of public spaces, including in downtown Kingston, with the approach of the Christmas season.
The security apparatus of the Government warned that security measures will be intensified for the next eight weeks leading up to and during the Yuletide season.