Two armed men carried out a brazen robbery on a Chinese restaurant at Kwakwani, Upper Berbice, in the wee hours of Monday, carting off with close to $700,000 in cash.
Based on information gathered, the incident occurred at about midnight after the owner of the restaurant, 47-year-old Huang Yahgng, ventured to the customers’ washroom located in a section of his restaurant.
The suspects, who were armed with cutlasses, reportedly sneaked behind the restaurant counter and allegedly removed $700,000 from a drawer before making good their escape.
The police were summoned to the scene and went in pursuit of the bandits but they escaped. The police had recovered a cutlass and a part of black Levi slippers at the scene.
The police have since confirmed that one of the bandits was identified as a 17-year-old Kwakwani resident.
He was later arrested at a popular drinking spot in the area but none of the stolen money was found in his possession. The police are on the hunt for the other suspects.