Armed men rob passengers after bus encounters mechanical issues


Two men on a motorcycle armed with a handgun and a knife reportedly robbed the driver and two passengers on a route 50 minibus when it stopped on North Road in Georgetown as a result of mechanical issues.

Police Headquarters reported that the incident occurred at about 21:00hrs on Sunday.

The bus was being driven by Nicholas Samaroo, 31, of East Street, Georgetown; he was robbed of a blue iPhone Max pro 13 valued at $340,000 and $92,000 local currency.

A 39-year-old fisherman, Mahindra Ramcobeer of Cove and John, East Coast Demerara, was robbed of Samsung J2 smartphone valued at $26,000 and Cindy Persaud, 23, a housewife of East Street, Georgetown, was robbed of a white iPhone 11 valued at $200,000, a guess handbag valued at $10,000 and $20,000 cash.

The police report revealed that the minibus encountered a mechanical problem and Samaroo stopped in the vicinity of the Guyana Football Club Ground on North Road. Police said the minibus was returning from the Jubilee Fun Park at Timehri, East Bank Demerara.

“The victims were in the process of checking to see what the problem was when they were confronted by the suspects,” the police said.

The pillion rider who was armed with a black handgun, dismounted and demanded that they hand over everything.

The victims then became fearful for their lives and complied.

The suspects escaped west on North Road. Investigations are ongoing.

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