A La Penitence Market vendor is now counting her losses after she was on Monday afternoon robbed by two armed bicycle bandits.
Chandroutie Mahatoo, 24, of Sideline Dam, La Penitence, Georgetown, was attacked about 13:00h as she was being towed by her brother, 22-year-old Pooran Mahatoo.
According to reports, the two were proceeding along James Street, Albouystown, when they were confronted by two males, who rode up alongside them on separate pedal cycles.
The bandits then came off their bicycles and blocked the siblings’ path. One of the perpetrators then whipped out a firearm and pointed it at them.
His accomplice proceeded to draw an ice pick and demanded that the vendor hand over her bag which contained $50,000 cash, US$250, one High-5 cellphone valued $30,000, one ID card, and one gold chain valued $40,000.
The perpetrators then went back to their respective pedal cycle and escaped, east along James Street.
The matter was reported, and the Police were investigating.