Bengal Farm robbery suspect held

A man was arrested yesterday morning at Limlair Village, Corentyne in connection with the robbery at a hardware store at Bengal Farm on Wednesday and the police recovered a 9 mm pistol and three matching live rounds of ammunition.

According to police reports the man may also be linked to other robberies. He is said to be facing charges for possession of narcotics at the court and is on bail for the offence.

The brazen gunman robbed Harry and Sattie Sukhram of cash, a laptop computer and a quantity of both Digicel and GT&T phone cards all of which were stuffed into a duffel bag. But he was forced to drop the laptop, phone cards and some of the cash after police and an armed businessman in the area arrived on the scene and gave chase.

The man barged through the backdoor of the business place around midday on Wednesday just as the couple had finished closing up their business and held Sattie and a worker at gunpoint.

He marched them up to the upper flat of the building where they encountered her husband. The gunman terrorised them for some 45 minutes before making off with a number of items including a bottle of champagne.

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