Travel Agency releases footage of robbery in bid to locate suspects


By Leroy Smith

A Travel agency which lost close to three million dollars ($3M) in a robbery over two weeks ago has since released footage from their internal cameras to gain the public’s help in locating the suspects.


Universal Travel located at Church Street, Georgetown was robbed on July, 23 at around 1pm, the Office Manager said.


She noted that the video was provided to the police however they’re upset with the slothfulness of the investigation, noting that the police continually tell them that “they are looking into it.”


The woman told News Room today that the perpetrators arrived and pretended to be customers.


“A silver grey 212 pull and I saw a negro (african) guy running with a gun and he pushed our security aside and locked the door with us in here and that’s when it all began. We were gun butted and made to lie face down on the ground” the woman related.


The men carted off personal items and cash belonging to the company.


“They were basically looking for cash, so they were very aggressive. The one with the gun was very aggressive. When they got all that they wanted, they left. They took our phones and even one of our handbag” another staff said.


The News Room was told that although the employees were able to track their phones to Mandela Avenue- South Ruimveldt area, nothing was done.


Commander Clifton Hicken explained that the police are still working to locate the suspects and several persons who were taken into custody to be placed on identification parades soon.


Footage seen by News Room show the men thoroughly searching the office while making the staff lie on the floor. One was seen with a handgun which he pointed at the employees and even used to hit one of the girls.

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