Police are investigating an armed robbery committed on Natasha’s Superbet located at Zeelugt New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, which occurred about 19:35 hrs yesterday (Tuesday) by two men.

The armed suspects robbed the Superbet establishment of $109,000, property of Natasha Roberts, a 34-year-old businesswoman.

The bandits also robbed a 20-year-old cashier of his gold chain valued at $100,000, one iPhone 8 valued at $80,000 and one black Sports haversack valued at $5,000 (total value – $185,000).

The suspects also robbed a 34-year-old barber of one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued at $60,000 and $10,000 (cash, Guyana currency), a total value of $70,000.

A 42-year-old carpenter who was also at the Superbet outlet was robbed of one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued at $42,000 and one Superbet ticket valued at $3,000 (total value of $45,000). The other victim is a 34-year-old taxi driver who was relieved of his iPhone 8, valued at $50,000.

Enquiries disclosed that on the date and time mentioned, the two suspects, both of whom wore ‘face masks’, and one armed with a handgun, went into the Superbet outlet and started to demand personal articles from the victims mentioned above. The suspects retrieved the articles mentioned, including the daily sales ($109,000) which was kept in the Register in the Cashier booth. The two men then made good their escape in a navy blue Toyota Fielder wagon.

Two persons were recently arrested, and two of the stolen phones recovered.


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