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Businessman, staff trailed from bank, robbed

…gunmen escape with over $400,000

A businessman and two of his employees were trailed from the branch of a bank at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and robbed by gunmen on the Bel Air Village main road, Greater Georgetown on Saturday at about 11:30h.
The victims: contractor Ravindranauth Bhim, 43, of Lot 2 Bel Air Village, Greater Georgetown and his employees, 38-year-old Mark Henson of Lot 457 La Parfaite Harmonie and 37-year-old Basil Puran of Narine Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), are now left counting their losses, though grateful their lives were not snuffed out.
According to reports, Bhim had just changed a cheque for $300,000, and was headed to Bel Air, where his employees were supposed to be paid. He, however, stopped at a shop, and the two bandits rode up and stopped alongside his vehicle.
One of the bandits pulled out a gun with which he broke the window of the Premio motor car and held the men at gunpoint.
Bhim was pulled out of the driver’s seat and placed to lie on the road, where he was searched and the $300,000 in his pants pocket were confiscated. The other bandit then dismounted the motorcycle and searched the other two victims, making off with their phones, cash and other valuables.
The matter was reported to the Police, and investigations are ongoing, including Police examining CCTV footage from buildings in vicinity of the robbery.

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