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Two men are now in Police custody after executing a robbery on a passenger in a taxi who was travelling from Berbice to Georgetown on Sunday afternoon.
The men were reportedly apprehended at Church View International Hotel, at Main Street, New Amsterdam with a quantity of foreign and local currency.
Police investigations revealed that the victim, Shan Goasu of Regent Street, Georgetown, boarded a taxi with two other men and in the vicinity of Number 2 Village, West Coast Berbice, the driver drove the motor car along a desolate road.
One of the occupants then choked the victim and relieved him of the gold jewellery he was wearing, 0,000 in local currency, 00 in Surinamese currency, one iPhone and a passport.
The man was then ordered out of the car and his assailants drove away. The matter was reported to the Blairmont Police Station and based on information received; Police went to the hotel where they arrested the two men.
The Police then conducted a search of the men and found the 0,000 in local currency, 00 in Suriname currency, iPhone, passport and a bag containing clothing belonging to the victim.