Construction worker robbed by armed bandits after leaving Georgetown bank

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A 48-year-old construction worker was on Tuesday morning attacked by two men – one of whom was armed with a handgun- while in the vicinity of Alexander Street, between Regent and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown and robbed of some $210,000 in cash.

The victim has been identified as Kelvin Fernandes of McKenzie, Linden.

According to information received, the incident occurred at about 11:30h.

Enquiries disclosed that Fernandes left his work site at Providence Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara with a cheque to the tune of $210,000.

He had intentions of having the cheque cashed and as such, took a minibus to the number 42 bus park, where he proceeded on foot to a bank located on the Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.

After completing the transaction, the man explained to investigators that he placed the money in his left side pants pocket and continued to walk east, along Robb Street, Georgetown.

Fernandes further related that he stopped at the Bourda Market for a short while, before heading west along Regent Street where he visited a shop to complete another small transaction.

However, it was while he turned on to Alexander Street that the victim claims he was confronted by the two suspects. One of the men reportedly whipped out a gun and pointed it at Fernandes, while demanding that he turn over his cash.

The construction worker said that he initially refused to comply with the bandits’ commands. However, the men reportedly pushed their hands into his left side pants pocket and relieved him of the cash before making good their escape, on foot.

It is believed that the perpetrators tailed Fernandes from the Bank.

Investigations are ongoing.

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