Skeldon money changers assaulted and robbed


Two money changers, who operate at the Skeldon Market, and another person were on Tuesday assaulted and robbed by men armed with a gun and a knife.

The incident occurred at around 10:20hrs.

The money changers have been identified as Rajkumar Shivgobind, 50, of Lot 76 Church Street, No. 78 Village, and Hemo Seenarine, called Rovin, 28, of Lot 612 Rahaman Street, Corentyne; the other person has been identified as Colwayne Lyte, 20, of Lot 18 Albert Street, Corriverton.

Reports are that Shivgobin and Seenarine were standing at the main gate of the Skeldon Municipal Market, where they usually ply their trade, when the armed perpetrators confronted them from the southern side of the market.

One the men grabbed Shivgobin by his neck and dealt him a lash to his head with a handgun and relieved him of $20,000. Another suspect, armed with a knife, attacked Seenarine and relieved him of $500,000.

The men then ran through the market, but stopped and robbed Lyte at gunpoint, relieving him of an Iphone 8 Plus, valued $120,000 and a Samsung A21 cellphone valued $47,000.

The perpetrators then picked up bicycles and rode away in a westerly direction on Cemetery Road and later jumped into a Black wagon.

Several persons in the area were questioned by Police, who are currently making checks for surveillance footage that may assist in the investigations.

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