Bus driver trailed from bank, robbed of over $5M

A bus driver was on Tuesday reportedly trailed from the Scotia Bank branch on Robb Street and robbed by armed men of approximately $5.7M in cash.
The victim, 54-year-old Standley Simon of Light Street, Alberttown was attacked at around 13:07hrs.
According to reports received, at around 11:45hrs, the man visited the bank, withdrew the said cash and placed it in his haversack. He then joined a route 41 minibus and stopped off at Festival City where he walked to Cauliflower Street, South Ruimveldt.
It was there that two suspects on a motorcycle reportedly intercepted Simon. The pillion rider dismounted, whipped out a firearm and pointed it at Simon before grabbing his haversack containing the money.
The motorcycle bandits then fled west on Cauliflower Street then unto Cane View Avenue.
This publication was informed that Simon was going to use the stolen money to pay his contractor who is currently constructing his house at Cauliflower Street.
An investigation into the crime has been launched.


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