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One week after two customers were robbed at gunpoint at a shop in Grove Village, East Bank Demerara (EBD), the perpetrators are still on the run.
Although a licence plate number of the getaway car was provided to the Police, the Police are still to make an arrest.
Police Commander of Region Four (Demerara – Mahaica) EBD Sub-Division, Senior Superintendent Kurleigh Simon told Guyana Times that the registration details provided to the Police are falsified.
However, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) footage was retrieved from security cameras around the area and is being reviewed to ascertain the identity of the culprits.
On Saturday at about 23:00h at the shop in question, one customer was held at gunpoint and a second at knife-point by two men moments after exiting a motorcar.
According to the shop owner, one of the men gave her a $5000 bill to pay for the alcoholic beverage and upon collecting his change, he slowly walked past the couple at the door.
However, he quickly whipped out a large knife from his waist and pushed it against the female customer’s neck while his accomplice drew a gun and pointed it in the direction of the male customer.
She explained that at this point, she was frozen in fear while her two customers were held hostage by the armed duo.
The men then demanded that the male and female patrons of the shop hand over their cash, jewellery and other valuables.
The men managed to relieve the customers of an undisclosed amount of money, at least one cellular phone, and other items. They then boarded the waiting car which immediately sped off the scene.