Students robbed at knifepoint


Two female students were on Monday evening robbed at knifepoint after they left the Critchlow Labour College, Woolford Avenue, shortly after they concluded classes at around 21:00hrs.

The victims are a 20-year-old of Camp Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown who was robbed of a phone valued $30,000 and $23,000 in cash; and a 28-year-old of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) who was robbed of a phone valued $57,000 and $8,000 in cash.

They were robbed by eight individuals on bicycles.

“Initial enquiries disclosed that the victims had finished classes and were waiting on transportation to go home, when they were approached by the eight perpetrators, who were on bicycles,” police said in a statement.

One of the suspects was armed with a knife which he pointed at the victims in a “menacing manner” while the other gang members relieved them of their valuables.

Investigations are ongoing.