Businesswoman robbed $500k by armed bandits who spoke foreign language


A 51-year-old businesswoman was Sunday night robbed of cash amounting to $500,000 by a bandit who she said spoke to her in a foreign language.

The Police are now on the hunt for the man and his two accomplices who are all said to “mixed males suspected to be foreigners.”

The robbery occurred at Orinoque, Port Kaituma, North West District.

According to a police statement, the woman and a 33-year-old Transport Security Guard left home around 20:00 hrs and were walking to the waterfront area. While passing the Port Kaituma District Hospital, they were approached by the suspects who walked towards them from the opposite direction and were all dressed in dark clothing.

One of the suspects reportedly whipped out a firearm and spoke in a language that the victims could not understand. He then took away the businesswoman’s handbag with the $500,000 before escaping with his accomplices.

The suspects are still at large but the police investigation continues.

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