Gunmen rob Banks DIH delivery truck


A driver of a Banks DIH Limited delivery truck was last evening robbed of an undisclosed sum of cash at Beterverwagting Public Road, East Coast Demerara.


The incident occurred at about 1900hrs last night.


According to a police report, the driver/salesman Trevor Thom, of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and two porters; all employees of Banks DIH Limited, were in the company’s vehicle proceeding west, when they were allegedly intercepted by a dark-coloured motor car. The car allegedly stopped in front of the delivery truck, causing the driver to stop the truck as well.


In the process, the men exited the motor car, approached the company’s vehicle and relieved the men of the cash in the vehicle. It was noted that one of the men was armed with a handgun.


After which the men placed a piece of cloth over the employees’ face, causing them to lose consciousness.


It is reported that the men woke up at about 20:30hrs and found themselves in the back of the truck, bound with duct tape. They were subsequently freed by a passer-by who heard them banging the walls of the truck.


After exiting the vehicle, it was discovered that their location then was Enmore Railway Embankment.

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