Two employees of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) were robbed yesterday in Georgetown by two gunmen.
According to the Guyana Police Force, bandits robbed the UNDP employees of a handbag containing $10,000 (Guyana currency), one iPad, an electronic dictionary and some documents.
The two employees (a male and a female) had just returned to the UNDP address at 42 Brickdam and United Place Stabroek, in their motor car.
The female employee proceeded into the compound but as the male employee was existing the car, the police said “a dark coloured Motor vehicle with the two suspects drove up, existed and accosted the male employee”. He resisted and was pushed to the ground. The suspect grabbed the handbag with the contents, entered the vehicle and sped off.
A public spirited citizen who is a licensed firearm holder witnessed the robbery and discharged his licensed firearm in the process, in aid of the victims of the robbery.
Spent shells were found at the scene and investigators are in possession of CCTV footage and are currently conducting further investigation.
Assistant Police Commissioner Marlon Chapman, who is the commander of ‘A’ Division, subsequently visited the scene, spoke with the Chief Security Officer, other officials and the victims.