Home News WBD businessman attacked, robbed of $2.3M by gun-toting bandits
A West Bank Demerara (WBD) businessman was on Tuesday evening robbed of $2.3M as he was about to exit his car in front of his home.
In addition to the cash, he was robbed of his cellular phone and two bunches of keys by two men armed with guns.
The businessman reportedly operates two Super Bet outlets and manages five other locations, all of which are located on the West Bank of Demerara.
Based on reports received, on the day in question, the businessman had just arrived at his home after collecting money from the Super Bet locations.
Police have said that as he was about to exit his car, he was confronted by two men, both of whom were wearing black jerseys and dark-coloured pants. They were also wearing masks.
One of the bandits reportedly placed a firearm to the man’s abdomen, while the other placed a gun to his head and told him, “Don’t say anything! Where is the money?”
One of the perpetrators then entered the car and collected two bags that contained the cash and a bunch of keys. Not satisfied, the second bandit took away the victim’s cellular phone and his car and house keys.
After committing the robbery, the men made good their escape in a black wagon. Duo to the traumatised state the businessman was in, he was unable to observe the registration plate on the bandits’ vehicle.
A report was made to the Police, and an investigation has been launched into the robbery.