– drama caught on camera
It was drama at high noon yesterday in Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara, after three armed bandits came face to face with an angry, shotgun-toting businessman whom they had robbed after trailing him from a city bank.
The bandits had earlier relieved the businessman of $2M, a licenced handgun and documents after holding him at gunpoint outside his home. But they were forced to abandon their car, which had false licence plates, after the businessman armed himself with a shotgun and chased them down a dead-end street.
Kaieteur News understands that the police have detained a woman who allegedly owns the vehicle the robbers used. The entire drama was caught on security cameras, and police are in possession of the footage.
The victim, who declined to be identified, said he had visited a city bank earlier in the day. He then headed home and was about to enter his Vryheid’s Lust residence when three men with guns confronted him.
After telling the businessman to “shut the f*** up and hand we the bag,” the robbers relieved him of the money-bag, a licenced handgun, and national identification and bank cards.
The robbers then entered a vehicle bearing false licence plates and drove up a street, unaware that they were heading up a dead-end. Meanwhile, the victim ran into his house, grabbed a licenced shotgun, and returned outside. By then, the robbers had realised their mistake. They stripped off the false licence plates and were heading back out of the street when they spotted the businessman with his shotgun. Although they had removed the licence plates, the businessman said that he recognized the vehicle and the occupants and approached them.
But the sight of the armed businessman threw the robbers into a state of panic. They immediately reversed into the dead-end street, where they abandoned their vehicle and fled into the neighbouring village of Better Hope. They are still at large.
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