Bandits rob patrons at WCD bar

Seven persons were robbed of cash and other valuables at a West Coast Demerara bar by two armed men.
Reports are that the robbery occurred at about 22:00h at the “Anytime Guinness Bar”, La Union, WCD. According to Police, the patrons were at the bar imbibing when the two suspects, one armed with a gun and the other with a cutlass, walked in and demanded that they hand over their valuables. Police stated that the suspect with the firearm pointed the gun at the victims, while his accomplice relieved them of their belongings. The armed suspect then discharged one shot in the air as he and his accomplice ran onto Crane Old Road and made good their escape.
Those who were robbed were Imran Rahaman, a 48-year-old taxi driver of Anna Catherina, WCD, who was relieved of a Samsung J2 cell phone and $30,000 cash; 23-year-old Munesh Paul, a labourer of La Grange, West Bank Demerara, who was robbed of a Samsung S8 cellular phone and $60,000 cash; and Bishram Lakhan, 25, a taxi driver of Belle West, WBD, whose Samsung S6 cell phone and a gold ring were taken away.
The bandits also took an LG cell phone and $10,000 from Fazal Khan, a 23-year-old labourer of Patentia, WBD; a cell phone from 38-year-old Sarwan Persaud, a businessman of La Union; $10,000 cash from Ashley Austin, a 22-year-old a serviceman of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, and $16,000 from Shinkar Lutchman, 40, an operator of Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
Following the incident, the matter was reported to Police, who retrieved a suspected spent shell at the scene. An investigation has been launched. (G9)