Armed bandits cart off cash, gold jewellery during supermarket robbery

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Two sales representatives of Johnny P Shopping Centre, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were relieved of cash, electronics and gold jewellery after being accosted by two armed bandits on Thursday.

Police said the robbery occurred at around 08:30h.

The report said that one of the sales representatives, a man aged 28 years, left the Western Union Department at the Supermarket open to conduct a transaction at the front for a disabled person.

When he returned, he was accosted by one of the suspects armed with a handgun who held him at gunpoint. Police said the gunman requested that he hand over his valuables.

Complying, he handed over one iPhone 11 valued $180,000; a gold ring valued $112,000 and an undisclosed sum of cash, property of the establishment.

The other sales representative, a 26-year-old woman, was relieved of a HP laptop computer valued $75,000.

The report said that the male sales representative was ordered to lay on the ground while the gunman exited the Western Union Office through a wooden door to the Supermarket and joined another suspect who was waiting.

Both suspects then exited the Supermarket and mounted a white and black XR motorcycle missing the number plate that was parked in front of the Supermarket; police said they escaped east of Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt.

An alarm was raised and police were summoned to the scene.

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