A young salesman was robbed of GYD$700,000 in cash and phone cards when he was held at gun-point by a lone bandit at the Novar village, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Reports are that Tahir Yusuph, who hails from Rosignol, Berbice, had just visited a location where he does business and was about to enter his vehicle when the incident took place.
According to a police source, a male perpetrator confronted Yusuph and brandished a gun in front of his face, demanding that he hand over the monies and phone cards in his possession. The bandit then made good his escape.
Police have since apprehended a man who is said to fit the description of the bandit. He is presently in police custody as investigations continue into the matter.