Police say an investigation has been launched into a robbery which occurred at about 1415h. on June 26, 2016, committed on Shan Goasu, of Regent Street, Georgetown.
Reports say Goasu, age 47, was heading to Georgetown in a taxi which had two other occupants. While at No. 2 Village, West Coast Berbice, the driver drove the taxi along a lonely road, when one of the suspects choked him and relieved him of one gold chain, one gold ring, $300,000 cash, one iPhone, a passport and $2500 Suriname Dollars.
The matter was reported at Blairmont Police Station and the police, acting upon information, arrested two men at Church View International Hotel, at Main Street, New Amsterdam.
A search was conducted on the men during which, $200,000 cash, $2500 Suriname Dollars, one iPhone, a passport and a bag containing clothing which belongs to Shan Goasu were found.
The suspects are in police custody assisting with the investigations.