Bandits attack, rob Super Bet manager of $2.3M

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Police are investigating the armed robbery of a West Bank Demerara businessman who was forced to hand over $2,380,000 to two bandits who apparently traced him on Tuesday night.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that businessman, who owns two Super Bet outlets and manages five others – all on the West Bank of Demerara – had just pulled up in front of his house in his car after he had visited all of his outlets and collected the day’s earnings when he was accosted by two bandits.

Police said both bandits were wearing black jerseys and dark coloured pants; one of them placed a handgun to his abdomen and the other placed a handgun to his head and said: “don’t say anything, where is the money?”

According to the police, one of the bandits then entered the businessman’s vehicle and retrieved the two bags containing the cash and a bunch of keys while the other bandit took away the victim’s A-20 cell phone, his car and house keys and made good their escape in a black wagon car.

The robbery occurred at about 22:25hrs. Investigations are ongoing.

The police did not name the victim or reveal which West Bank village the robbery occurred.

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