Pawnbroker shot in daring robbery
– says bandit was teen
The manager of a Regent Street pawnbrokery was yesterday afternoon shot and relieved of a bag containing $200,000 and $75,000 in gold jewellery during a robbery.
Puran Ramotar, 30, told Stabroek News that he had just closed his Bourda Pawn Shop, located at Regent and Cummings streets around 4:05 pm, and was preparing to leave for home when an armed but petite teenager approached him and demanded his bag. He said the young robber wore glasses and a long-sleeved shirt, possibly as a disguise.