New Amsterdam businessman robbed at gunpoint; suspects escape with his car


Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery committed on a Strand Road, New Amsterdam businessman and his wife on Friday as they returned home from their business place.

The victims have been identified as Danny Sankar, 58, of Lot 588 Fort Ordinance Housing Scheme, East Canje, Berbice and Nanda Ramkissoon, 40, of the said address.

Reports are that Sankar left his business place at Strand Road, New Amsterdam just around 19:10 hrs on Friday in the company of his wife. They left in their personal vehicle, PNN 7220, and drove to their Fort Ordinance residence.

Upon arrival, Ramkissoon exited the car to open the gate for her husband to drive in.

As she was about to open the gate, two men armed with handguns and wearing face masks confronted Sankar, who was still in his car.

Sankar told police that he was held at gunpoint and robbed and the men subsequently relieved him of his Burgundy Toyota Spacio car and drove away with it.

No shots were fired. The CCTV cameras were not working at the time the incident occurred.

Police subsequently launched a search for the suspects and just around 20:05 hrs the said day, Sankar’s Spacio which was used as the getaway car, was found abandoned in a street in Fort Ordinance, East Canje.

News Room was informed that one Samsung Galaxy A51 cell phone, a Samsung Galaxy 7 cell phone, value at $70,000, a Samsung Note 8 cell phone valued at $90,000, a J7 cell phone valued at $59,000, a J5 cell phone valued at $55,000, a quantity of Digicel and GT&T phone cards, one gold chain said to be valued at $120,000, two gold rings with a cost price of $110,000 and a reading glass valued at $160,000 were stolen from Sankar.

In 2016, Sankar and his wife were robbed at gunpoint at their business location in Strand New Amsterdam. Gunmen had opened fire on his business but Sankar had returned shots with his firearm.

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