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Dec 05, 2015 News
Three armed bandits yesterday held up four staffers and one customer at Kissoon’s Furniture Outlet and terrorized them for more than 10 minutes before escaping with an undisclosed sum of cash and other valuables.
The incident occurred at around 14:45 hrs at the company’s branch located on Main Street, Georgetown next door to Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL).
The police reported that a short while later Police anti-crime patrols responded to the report and the motor vehicle was intercepted in Middle Street, Georgetown, with three men inside who matched the descriptions of the perpetrators of the armed robbery.
They are in police custody assisting with the investigations.
According to reports, the men entered the outlet and pretended to be looking at furniture before pulling out their weapons. They escaped with half of the day’s sales and three phones.
The customer, Claude Blackmore, lost his cellular phone and more than $100,000 in cash. The men put their loot in the sales supervisor, Elizabeth Williams’s bag before escaping in a white Toyota 212 that was waiting outside the store.
None of the men were masked. The victims said that they seemed to be in their early 20s.
Blackmore said that he was sitting inside the outlet when he observed the three men walking into the store and looking at furniture.
“I look at them and say to myself that this ain’t looking normal. A little while later all three of them pulled out their weapons and instructed that nobody move. It had a Rasta man with a big gun, and two others, one mixed with Amerindian and they had two small guns,” Blackmore recalled.
He said that the men demanded everyone’s cellular phones. “He (one of the gunmen) come to me and asked for my phone and I tell he that my phone is what them li’l children call mango pelter, but he still pushed his hand in my pocket and collect the phone and money.”
“I tried to talk to them and tell them that it doesn’t worth it but they ignored me,” Blackmore stated.
According to one of the staffers, Alicia Hinds, one of the gunmen approached her and demanded her phone.
“I didn’t want to give him but then he come up to me and braced me with his gun and I gave him and he walked over to another girl (staff) and asked her for her phone too but she said that she can’t find her phone,” Hinds said.
She added that the men then went over to the sales supervisor and pushed her down on the floor when she told them that she didn’t have the keys to the vault.
“We don’t keep the keys here. When we reach a certain amount we would usually put the money in the vault and the security guards would come and pick it up,” Williams was heard telling a detective.
Kaieteur News was told that the gunmen robbed the entity a couple of minutes before the security guards were scheduled to pick up the cash.
Investigations are ongoing.
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