ECD businessman robbed by armed bandits


A 62-year-old businessman of Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was on Saturday robbed by two armed bandits who invaded his business establishment at about 13:00h.

The victim, Lennox Adams also called “PO”, was allegedly robbed of $70,300.

Based on reports received, the victim operates a grocery and beverage shop in the lower flat of his two-storey wooden and concrete building. On the day and time in question, he was reportedly sitting in a chair in the shop when he noticed a white Allion in front of the shop.

Suddenly, two men exited the car, walked up to him, whipped out a gun and began demanding that the man hand over the money.

Adams reportedly told the men that he did not have any money, apart from $300 which he had in his hand at the time. One of the suspects then took the money from the man’s hand and ran into the shop, where he found $70,000 in a drawer.

After taking the money, the suspect along with his accomplice then exited the shop. As they were leaving, the men reportedly discharged two rounds in the direction of the shop after which they made good their escape in the waiting car.

No one was injured. Investigations are ongoing.