Knife-wielding bandits attack, rob 61-yr-old pump attendant

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A pump attendant at a Rubis Service Station on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) was severely chopped about the body by two armed men who robbed him on Easter Monday.

According to reports received, the 61-year-old man was executing his duties when two men in a car posing as customers approached him requesting fuel.

As the elderly man proceeded to fill the gas tank, the two men reportedly exited the car and one of them whipped out a knife and started to fire chops at him.

The injured man was relieved of his cellular phone valued at $65,000, a haversack worth $3500 and $3500 in cash along with the money the gas station made for the day.
The two men then made good their escape in the vehicle.

According to acting Police Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Police Sub-Division A (Georgetown), Senior Superintendent Phillip Azore a report was made and an investigation was launched.

The Police have since retrieved and reviewed the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) camera footage, and they were able to identify the car which led to the arrest of two of the suspects.

The driver is still at large.