Three employees, one truck driver and two porters, from Banks DIH Limited were last night robbed of a sum of money by three male bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
According to a statement issued by the Police, they are investigating the alleged robbery under arms committed on the employees at approximately 19:00hrs last night at Beterverwagting Public Road, East Coast Demerara.
Based on the information received, it was disclosed that the driver/salesman Trevor Thom, of West Ruimveldt, and two porters, all employees of Banks DIH Limited, were in the company’s vehicle proceeding west, when they were allegedly intercepted by a dark-coloured motor car, which suddenly stopped in front of their vehicle, causing theirs to do likewise; in the process, the men exited the motor car, approached their vehicle and relieved them of the cash which was in the vehicle, after which the bandits placed a piece of cloth over their faces, causing them to lose consciousness.
About 20:30hrs, the Banks DIH employees found themselves in the back of the truck, bound with duct tape. They were subsequently freed by a passer-by who heard them banging the walls of the truck. Their location then was Enmore Railway Embankment.