The Wismar Post Office in Linden is closed for repairs after bandits set it on fire in an attempt to rob the entity.
Manpower and facilities at the McKenzie Post Office have been reinforced to effectively manage the increased customer traffic during the period of closure of the Wismar Post Office, the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) said in a statement.
A group of suspected bandits Thursday failed in their attempt to break open the safe at the Wismar Post Office.
The perpetrators succeeded in ripping out the back window and safety grill; they also managed to start a fire inside the building.
The GPOC noted that fixed assets such as furniture, walls, counters and flooring have been damaged. The GPOC also said an internal audit found that all liquid assets present in the building have been accounted for.