Cops probing two armed robberies

-car, gun stolen

The police in two different parts of the country are investigating incidents in which a businessman was robbed of his firearm and a taxi driver of $21,000 and his car.

According to a release from the police, around 18:15 hrs on Tuesday, a businessman of Annandale, East Coast Demerara was attacked and robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

The release said the businessman was about to enter his premises with his motor vehicle when he was confronted by the men who held him at gunpoint and took away his firearm and ammunition and escaped. The police have since arrested a man in connection with the robbery.

Meanwhile, taxi driver Dale Persaud of Gordon Street, Kitty, was attacked and robbed by three men, two of whom were armed with a handgun and a knife, around 21:30hrs on Tuesday.

Police said Persaud was hired by the three men from his taxi base in Sophia and at ā€˜Cā€™ Field he was held up and the men took away his motor vehicle HB 6920, $21,000, a cell phone and a wristwatch before escaping with the vehicle.

The Toyota Raum vehicle was later found by the police abandoned along the Georgetown Seawall. Two men have since been taken into custody.