Armed bandits invade Essequibo Coast restaurant

The owners of a Chinese restaurant at Charity, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), were on Sunday robbed at gunpoint by two armed men. The couple was relieved of two mobile phones and $80,000 in cash.
Based on information received, at about 11:00h on the day in question, two men – one wearing a face mask and the other, a cap, hoodie and a blue bandana covering his face – walked into the restaurant and held the victims at gunpoint.
During the ordeal, the two men demanded cash and other valuables. The couple reportedly put up a resistance, thus causing the bandits to assault them.
Eventually, the two men escaped with the phone and cash. The Police were summoned and an investigation was launched. The Police have since retrieved and are reviewing the CCTV footage. No arrests were made.
This comes one week after three armed men executed a daring robbery on the Su Ping Chinese Restaurant at Reliance Settlement, East Canje, Berbice.
It was reported that two Mondays ago, at about 21:00h, proprietor of the restaurant, Shoa Mei Li, was bathing her son in the yard when a strange sound was heard emanating from the yard.
As such, her husband went to inquire, and he saw a male carrying a long gun. Without hesitation, he ran into the restaurant and locked the door, leaving his wife and child outside.
Police investigations revealed that three armed men, all dressed in dark-coloured clothing, confronted the woman and dealt her several blows to the head with a knife.
They then took her into the living quarters and demanded money, and out of fear for her life and that of her son, she handed over $330,000 in cash. Not satisfied, they confiscated the woman’s iPhone 7 before they made good their escape. No arrests were made in that robbery.