Marketing manager crashes car to escape gunman

A sales representative was on Friday afternoon robbed by a lone gunman, after she crashed her car into a van in a bid to escape the ordeal.
Based on information received, the incident occurred at about 14:46h at Hunter Street and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. The 41-year-old woman, Romona Spencer, who is the marketing manager for Continental Group, was about to return to her office when a vehicle drove up alongside her car.
A man brandishing a firearm exited and knocked on her window, signalling for her to lower it with a black handgun in his right hand. Realising that he was a bandit, she attempted to drive away but crashed into the rear of a motor lorry. The bandit then seized the opportunity to discharge several rounds, shattering the rear window of her car and relieving her of a handbag, which was on the floor in the front passenger seat and which contained $244,000. The suspect escaped on a getaway motorcycle in a northern direction on Water Lilly Street, West Ruimveldt. Spencer received cuts to her arm from the shattered glass window.
Meanwhile, Police have since said that the woman had just finished transacting business between Regent and Robb Streets, Georgetown, for her company and was on her way back to work when the incident occurred.
Police have since recovered 9mm spent shells from the car.
Investigations are in progress. (G12)