Bank teller robbed by lone bandit in minibus


A Teller attached to a city bank is left traumatised after she was attacked and robbed in a passengers’ minibus by a lone bandit at Agricola, Greater Georgetown.

The 20 year old young lady of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) was relieved of her mobile phone at about 13:45h on Monday.

The young woman told <<Inews>> that she boarded the bus at the 32 minibus park and sat in the seat just before the back seat.

As was customary, she took out her cell phone to text  her friends on her way home since the journey is quite a long one.

However, a male passenger who was seated in the back seat of the minibus, described as being of mixed race, brown in complexion, had plaited hair and was holding a bird cage requested to come off at Agricola.

As the man was exiting the minibus, he grabbed the victim’s phone- an iPhone 7 valued over $100,000.

Speaking with this online news, the young woman relayed that in an attempt to save her phone, she held unto the perpetrator’s hand and even biting him in the process.

“It was so unexpected that he was able to grab the phone from my hand but I tried to hold onto it, he was stronger though so I bit him but he still pulled in away and ran out of the bus” she relayed shaking.

No other passengers in the minibus attempted to assist her even as she pleaded with the driver of the minibus to drive behind the suspect who was running through the Agricola Street.

“He ran out and I started to yell but nobody tried to help…a man was riding on a bicycle so I screamed and told the man to stop him but the man ignored me…I then ask the bus driver to drive behind him but he refused” this online news was told by the victim.

As such, she visited the Providence Police Station where she attempted to file a report but was sent to the Ruimveldt Police Station. Efforts made to track the cell phone proved futile as it had since been turned off.

An investigation is on-going.


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