Three armed males pounced on the owner of the Real Value Supermarket located at Lot 246 Church and Thomas Streets, Georgetown during the wee hours of Tuesday morning and relieved him of a significant amount of foreign and local currencies among other valuables.
The incident was confirmed by Police “A” Division Commander, Marlon Chapman on Tuesday.
Based on police reports, the robbery under arms occurred between 03:00hrs and 04:15hrs.
iNews was informed that the perpetrators gained access into the supermarket through an eastern door which was reportedly left unlocked.
The bandits accosted the proprietor, identified as Jun Wong, 40, who resides in the upper flat of the building. Wong was reportedly sleeping at the time.
This online publication understands that the armed bandits then forced the businessman to unlock a safe containing cash and valuables, before they made good their escape by unlocking the buildings’ main southern doors and joining a waiting vehicle.
The suspects then drove off in an unknown direction.
Investigations are ongoing.