Five heavily armed bandits carted off with in excess of .5 million from the M&M Snackette, located at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara.
The incident reportedly occurred around 01:40h on Tuesday morning.
According to Director of the establishment, Mahendra Mookram, he received a telephone call from his guard attached to the outlet who informed him of the crime.
“I received a call from one of my junior guards, I have two junior guards because my senior guard passed away recently, telling me to come quick quick,” Mookram explained.
Mookram reverted to his video surveillance system to see what had happened. The five men dressed in masks and gloves and armed with guns, crowbars, nippers and axes, made their way through a hole they created in the fence at the back of the compound.
The men then turned their attention to the four workers on site – two construction workers and two guards – tying them up before making their way to the office.
The thieves broke through the grilled windows and doors of the office, ransacking it in search of the cash.
When the men found the last locked cupboard, they nipped the lock open and found canisters containing a quantity of cash which Mookram said he had stored to pay his contractor for the works being done on the premises.
The men then made good of their escape.
M&M Snackette is no stranger to robberies as they recently suffered heavy losses in November 2015, when bandits carted off with millions that was being stored, as construction of the new building was scheduled to commence.