Police are hunting for three bandits who robbed National Insurance Scheme (NIS) at Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara (ECD) this morning.

The men carted off with a safe containing some $600,000 in cash sometime around 01:30 hr.

According to information received, the men entered the NIS compound and confronted the two guards who were reportedly sleeping at the time. It is unclear if the bandits were armed but they escorted the guards to the back of the building where they tied their feet and hands.

The guards were reportedly robbed of their cellular phones and cash. One of the security personnel was relieved of a service revolver and six rounds.

The Guyana Standard has been informed that the bandits, after getting hold of the safe, returned the firearm to the guards—without the bullets.

No one has been arrested as yet. The guards however, have been questioned.


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