Three men, all operating on bicycles, on Thursday robbed a Corentyne contractor. The incident took place at Tain Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
Reports are that Charendeo Motilall, 54, and his wife Yeszor Mahadeo had just returned home when they were approached by three men on bicycles.
INews understands that as Mahadeo exited the car to open the gate, the men appeared and held onto her; one of them was carrying a gun. The men demanded that the contractor exit the car also.
After he complied, they held onto him and demanded money and jewellery.
A scuffle then ensued between the contractor and one of the bandits during which a round was discharged but no one was injured. Mahadeo was relieved of a BLU smart phone valued $36,000.
Meanwhile, after the bandits rode off in separate directions, a black Samsung cellphone was found at the scene. It is believed to belong to one of the bandits.