Police are investigating a report that two Port Kaituma businessmen were attacked and robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, while in their motor vessels at the mouth of the Waini River, North West District (NWD).
According to a police press release, at about 01:30 hrs on Tuesday, businessmen Itram Narine, 46, and Khemraj, 45, of Port Kaituma, NWD, were attacked and robbed by two men.
The two bandits approached in another boat, held up the two victims and took away a total of US$15,800, their four outboard engines and escaped.
The two victims were left adrift and managed to reach ashore at Morawhanna, NWD, during Tuesday night, police said.
Meanwhile, in the city yesterday, another release said, police conducted a search on a man at Princes Street, Georgetown, in whose possession was found an unlicensed .45 pistol with 11 matching rounds.
This was around 18:30 hrs, the release said, adding that the man is in police custody assisting with investigations.