GPL outlet at Mon Repos mall robbed by armed bandits, shots fired

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Police are now on the hunt for three men who reportedly stormed the Mon Repos mall on the East Coast of Demerara and robbed the customers and staff attached to the Guyana Power and Light customer service centre on Thursday afternoon.

Police officers standing in front of the GPL outlet that was robbed

Based on information received, sometime after 13:00hrs Thursday, the unmasked men entered the branch and held the staff – one of whom is reportedly pregnant- at gun point.

The bandits allegedly tied up approximately four persons, including the security guard and ordered them to be quiet.

Full details have not been revealed into the matter, as the affected persons were visibly shaken when news reporters approached them for comments.

However, residents and vendors in the area told the media that the three bandits were seen rushing out of the building, one armed with a knife and the other two were seen with handguns.

One man disclosed that a gunshot was heard when the men exited the building and another was heard just before they (trio) entered a silver Toyota Allion and escaped.

“They drive out the street and turn to BV (Beterverwagting) side,” the resident told INews.

Additionally, persons in the area also lambasted the police, highlighting that several calls to the Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara police station went unanswered.

At the scene, investigators and police officials were seen panning the area and taking  prints.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

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