Photographer robbed at gunpoint on Mandela Avenue

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Thirty-seven-year-old Paul Kandasammy is lucky to be alive after two armed men on a motorcycle held him at gunpoint on Friday night and robbed him of $163,000 cash and his gold chain which is valued at $600,000.

News Room understands that the robbery occurred at around 23:20hrs on December 29, 2017, on Mandela Avenue, in the vicinity of the National Cultural Center.

According to reports, Kandasammy, who is a photographer by profession, was walking along Mandela Avenue heading South when he observed two suspicious men on a motorcycle heading in the opposite direction.

It is alleged that the suspects turned around and rode up alongside the victim; the pillion rider then dismounted the motorcycle, took out a firearm and pointed it towards Kandasammy.

The pillion rider then snatched the victim’s gold chain from around his neck and demanded that he hand over his money; Kandasammy then took out his money and threw it on the road.

The armed men picked up the money and escaped south along Mandela Avenue. Investigations are ongoing.

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