[www.inewsguyana.com] – Investigations are being conducted into an armed robbery that occurred at about 13:40 hrs on Tuesday, July 28 at Melanie Damishana Public Road, East Coast Demerara, during which Bibi Zalifa Bacchus, 36 years, of Nootenzuil, ECD, was robbed of $200,000 and a cell phone by a man armed with a handgun.
Investigations have revealed that Bacchus was in a motor vehicle that had sustained a puncture and the suspect held her up and demanded the articles which she handed over and he escaped on a bicycle.
A police report noted that in his haste to escape, the suspect was struck down by a motor car and the stolen money and the firearm fell on the roadway. He, however, abandoned them as public spirited persons had responded.
But he joined a motor car that is believed to have been driven by an accomplice and escaped. The stolen money and the firearm, a .32 revolver with four rounds, and the bicycle have been recovered as they were handed over to the police by residents on arrival at the scene shortly after.