Police have confirmed that one person is in custody while a manhunt has been launched for an ex-convict, as intensive investigations continue into the brazen daylight robbery of the Bank of Baroda at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara on Friday.
The ex-convict, said to be a ‘known character’ to the Police, was previously charged with possession of illegal firearm and ammunition and is reportedly the primary suspect in the heist.
INews understands that Police ranks visited the man’s home in Georgetown but they came up empty handed.
Shortly after noon on Friday, four masked gunmen stormed the Bank of Baroda’s branch at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara and carted off an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to information, the four bandits invaded the Bank located on the ground floor of the Mon Repos Mall at about 12:50hrs, and relieved the female security guard of her .32 service revolver.
The men then held up two female tellers at gunpoint and relieved them of the money. No customer was transacting business at the time of the robbery. While the amount of money the bandits carted off in the heist is still unknown, unconfirmed reports are that it is substantial.