Bandits drop loot after businessman discharges firearm  

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Several gunshots fired during the course of a robbery caused two cutlass-wielding bandits to drop some of the loot and flee the scene after robbing a pump attendant in Berbice.

The incident occurred at the Sookpaul Service Station of Springlands, Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Thursday morning.

According to reports, the two cutlass-wielding bandits approached the pump attendant and relieved him of approximately $45,000 in cash. The duo then proceeded to fill their bags with commodities from the coolers nearby.

However, several gunshots rang out a short distance away from the gas station, startling the bandits.

Inews understands that the robbery was recorded on CCTV cameras and one of the gas station’s owners, who is a licensed firearm holder, responded by discharging several rounds in the air.

This resulted in the bandits immediately dropping the bags with the items they removed from the coolers and disappearing. They, however, escaped with the stolen money.

The matter was reported and after reviewing the surveillance footage, Police arrested several persons who were taken into custody and are assisting with the investigation.