Bandits snatch over $2M from Charlestown businessman in daring robbery attack

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A 30-year-old businessman and his 35-year-old salesman were, on Monday afternoon, ambushed by three men –two of whom were armed- and relieved them of over $2M in cash and other valuables while they were in the vicinity of Drysdale Street, Charlestown, Georgetown.

According to information received, the victims have been identified as Jonathan Alli of Drysdale Street, Charlestown, Georgetown and Dexter Cyrus of La Grange, West Bank Demerara.

INews was told that at around 12:10hrs, Alli left his business place in Diamond, East Bank Demerara with his worker in mini-bus GVV7960. The duo reportedly drove to two commercial banks in Diamond where two cheques –amounting to $1.5M and $500,000- were cashed.

Alli then drove to his residence in Drysdale Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, where he reportedly parked the mini-bus in front of his yard.

As the two were exiting the vehicle, a silver grey motor car bearing licence plates HC4682 approached them from the western side and on the said street came to a halt. Almost immediately after, the three suspects exited the motor car and one of the men pointed a gun at Alli, while demanding that he turn over the money he had.

At that time, the businessman reportedly had the cash in a black bag in his hand, and being fearful for his life, he immediately complied.

The other bandits reportedly approached Cyrus and relieved him of his Samsung Galaxy A3 mobile phone.

The perpetrators then fled the scene in an eastern direction.

An investigation is ongoing.

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