… armed trio escape with quantity of raw gold, loaded firearm
Three masked gunmen carried out a daring robbery on a grocery shop on Sunday morning thereby escaping with an undisclosed quantity of raw gold and a licensed firearm at Rock Landing, Ekereku, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
The business is owned by Brazilian national Moses DaDilva. At the time of the incident, the 36-year-old shopkeeper, Vanessa Rodriguez was attending to business when a friend, Barry Constantine, a miner, visited her.
Constantine is said to be a licensed firearm holder of a CZ 83 semi-automatic pistol # 067532.
Reports are that between midnight and 01:00h on the day in question, three males armed with handguns pounced on the duo. This led to a scuffle between Constantine and two of the suspects who eventually managed to overpower him and relieve him of his loaded firearm.
The gun-toting trio then held the man and the shopkeeper at gunpoint, demanding money and gold.
Fearing for her life, the petrified woman quickly handed over all the cash and a quantity of raw gold to the bandits.
Moments later, the gunmen discharged Constantine’s weapon three times into the air before making good their escape on foot.
Hours later, the man and woman were able to travel out of the area and contact the Police who were informed of the incident.
According to the Police, no arrests have been made, but investigations are currently underway.