School dropouts among five arrested for Gas Station robbery

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Five persons, including two school dropouts, have been arrested in connection with the robbery of two pump attendants on August 19 at a gas station in New Amsterdam, Berbice.

Police said a toy gun, a cutlass, and a hooded jersey were among the items found in possession of some of the suspects.

According to a police statement, the suspects are all from New Amsterdam and they will be charged and arraigned before a magistrate soonest.

News Room had reported that the employees: 32-year-old Prakash Seenarine and 21-year-old Darren Reddy – were on duty at the gas station when they were confronted by two of the bandits, one armed with the handgun, while another was serving as a look out.

The bandit with the gun held Seenarine and Reddy at gunpoint and demanded money. Seenarine handed over $86,000 which he had in his possession at the time. The bandits then made good their escape on foot.

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