Update: Berbice businesswoman robbed of $18.5M in front of bank


Police are on the hunt for a lone gunman who robbed a 43-year-old Albion, Corentyne, Berbice, woman of $18.5 million in cash on Monday in front of Republic Bank at Independence Avenue, Rose Hall.

Police, in a report, noted that Nalini Mangali and a 24-year-old female office clerk, identified as Malina Sukhoo, had just pulled up in front the bank in their vehicle to deposit the money when the bandit attacked them at around 10:15hrs.

Police said the gunman was clad in a black and blue shirt, dark pants and a cap; he was armed with a small handgun.

It is alleged that the bandit grabbed the office clerk, who was seated in the back passenger seat, and pushed her to the ground.

He then picked up the money, which was in a black bag on the back seat and escaped. No shots were fired.

Police are reviewing CCTV cameras in the area.

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