Berbice Bridge robbed
The Berbice River Bridge may very well be rethinking its decision to lower their fare after the company was hit with a $5M robbery on Wednesday.
The take included both cash and cheques.
Reports are that around 06:00 hrs on Wednesday, operatives at the De Edward, West Bank Berbice River end of the bridge were in the process of making a deposit at the nearby Republic Bank when they were robbed by a lone gunman with a hand gun.
According to Chief Executive Officer of the Berbice Bridge Company, Omadatt Samaroo, the Supervisor was in the vicinity of the Republic bank and had just exited the vehicle to make a deposit into the safety deposit box when a lone bandit appeared and pointed a gun to her head and demanded she hand over the cash that was in two night deposit bags.
The man grabbed the bags from the startled employee, jumped the bank fence and escaped in the nearby cane fields.
It is not sure if the BBCI staff was accompanied by any security detail, however people in the vicinity stated that none was available.
It was a regular practice by the BBCI not to have security details accompany their employees when they are depositing money.
It is understood that security details at the Bank who are usually unarmed scampered for cover, some hiding under tables when they saw the man with the gun.
The matter was reported to the police who responded promptly and scoured the area. A man was subsequently nabbed in the vicinity and is in custody. He is said to have been seen with a change of clothes.
Investigations are continuing.