Police have arrested two vagrants in connection with the robbery committed on 62-year-old Paulino DeJesus, a Brazilian miner, in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
In a statement on Tuesday, Police Headquarters revealed that the miner reported that he went to bed on Monday night and when he woke up on Tuesday, he realised he was robbed.
He was at the time staying at the Sheriff Inn Hotel located at Second Street, Bartica. The missing items included his passport, some documents, $30,000 cash and 320 grams of raw gold.
Police had also stated that the stolen items are estimated to be valued over $3.2 million.
However, Guyana Times understands that the miner was robbed before he returned to the hotel. According to a source, the victim was imbibing at a nearby shop and as he was making his way to the hotel, he was robbed.
This publication was further told that after the two men were arrested, the stolen documents were found in their possession; the cash and gold remain missing.
In addition, the stolen gold is actually valued at some $500,000 and not $3.2 million as previously revealed by the Police. Meanwhile, Police are hunting for a third suspect in relation to the robbery.