Another supermarket was once again targeted by bandits, this time at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD), where the owner has lost almost half of a million dollars worth of items.
The People’s Choice Supermarket was broken into by an unidentified number of men in the wee hours of yesterday morning and although details of the robbery remain sketchy, the bandits succeeded in making good their escape with a large amount of groceries and car products.
It is believed that the thieves who ransacked the interior of the supermarket had pried open the steel windows surrounding the business in order to gain entry and execute the robbery.
INews understands that the owner, Harry Singh, was notified about the incident a few hours after the robbery took place when his father contacted him with the news.
Singh told the media that his father’s friend had noticed two men acting ‘suspiciously’ on different occasions during the time that the robbery was being executed.
The father’s friend observed that the two men had been carrying baskets which appeared to weigh a lot.
Out of curiosity he began to question one of the bandits who is said to have quickly dropped the basket he was carrying and fled.
According to Singh, his father’s friend checked the items that were in the basket and realised that they had been taken from Singh’s supermarket.
The man subsequently notified his friend (Singh’s father) about the incident.
Meanwhile, investigations are still on-going into the matter as to the identity of the perpetrators.
Although fingerprints were checked for by investigators, the move proved to be unsuccessful as it appeared as if the thieves were wearing gloves when they committed the act, a police source stated.