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Police in Regional Division 4’A’ are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on three individuals at the corner ifoLeopold and High Streets, Werk-en-Rust by 7 identifiable male suspects. The victims were a 50-year-old Chinese businessman of Cemetery Road, East La Penitence, a businesswoman of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, and a bus driver of Section ‘B’ Non Pariel, E.C.D.
The stolen items included $600,000 cash, 2 cell phones, 1 drivers license and 1 chain.
It is alleged that the victims were at a location in the area, purchasing food items when they were approached by two of the suspects who were armed with firearms. The two suspects pointed the guns in the victims’ direction while demanding that they hand over their valuables. After relieving the victims of the mentioned items and cash, the suspects escaped on a motorcycle and three BMX bicycles east on Leopold Street.
Police investigations are ongoing.