A 16-year-old female student of the Institute of Business Eduation (IBE) located at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Friday (yesterday) robbed of her Samsung A10 cellular phone while en route to her school.
The teen, identified as Deoranie Sundar also known as “Renita” was in the company of her friends when the incident took place.
Reports are that around 15:45h, while the group of friends were standing at the Coldingen “Line Top”, ECD, Sundar was confronted by the two (2) suspects who were on a bicycle.
According to a police statement, one (1) of the bandits was armed with a handgun, and they demanded money and valuables.
A terrified Sundar allegedly tried to run away from the scene to safety but was prevented by the perpetrators who eventually relieved the schoolgirl of her cellularphone which is said to be worth $45,000.
The bandits then made good their escape.
Investigations into the armed robbery are in progress.