At about 0805h. today, police say that Rajdeo Taijpaul, 56 years, of Mahaica, ECD, was at the Mon Repos Market, ECD, when he was attacked by a man armed with a firearm and who made efforts to take away a bag with $4M that Taijpaul had in his possession.
Police say that Taijpaul put up resistance and a struggle ensued over the bag which burst and the monies fell out on the roadway. Ranks of a mobile police patrol that was passing at the time responded and the perpetrator attempted to escape, but was pursued and caught by the police. An air pistol with pellets was found in his possession.
All the monies were recovered by the police.
The suspect, who is in police custody, is also wanted by the police in connection with two other armed robberies on the East Coast of Demerara, police say.