Businessman robbed of millions in cash, cellular phone in front of home


A businessman who owns two (2) SUPERBET outlets and manages five (5) other locations was held at gunpoint by two (2) bandits before being robbed of over $2M in cash and his cellular phone yesterday (Tuesday) at his residence.

He told the cops that the suspects managed to relieve him of $2,380,000 along with his ‘A 20’ Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued at $45,000 and two (2) bunches of keys.

Reports are that around 22:25h, the man was inside of his vehicle and had just returned to his West Bank Demerara (WBD) home, when the armed robbery took place.

According to a police statement, the man’s businesses are all located on the WBD, and he had just returned to his house after visiting each location and collecting cash from them.

The money he was robbed of was the total cash he received from all of his businesses on that day (Tuesday).

“As he was about to exit his car he was approached by the two identifiable perpetrators – both wearing black jerseys and dark coloured pants  – and one of the two then placed a handgun to his tummy and the other male placed a handgun to his head and said ‘Don’t say anything, where is the money?’ One then entered his vehicle and retrieved the two bags containing the cash and a bunch of keys while the other male took away the victim’s  cellular phone, his car and house keys and made good their escape in a black  wagon car,” the police noted.

According to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), checks were made in the area for the suspects but they were not located.

Investigations into the armed robbery continue.


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