Bus driver robbed by armed bandits of $6m

A bus driver was yesterday robbed of close to $6 million by two armed men, who it was suggested trailed him on a motorcycle from Scotia Bank’s Robb Street location to South Ruimveldt.

The victim, Stanley Simon, 54, of Alberttown, was on his way to pay a contractor for works done on his house, a release from the police stated.

Simon had reportedly visited the bank around 11:45 am, when he withdrew $5,700,000 in cash and placed the sum in his bag before proceeding on foot to the bus park. There, the statement said, Simon took a Route 41 bus to the junction of the Festival City Entrance and Aubrey Barker Road, where he disembarked.

Still on foot, when he turned into Cauliflower Street, where his house is being constructed, the suspects reportedly approached the man from behind and stopped alongside him. It was stated that the pillion rider then dismounted the motorbike and pulled a gun from his waist, which he pointed at Simon while relieving him of his haversack.

The robbery occurred around 1:07pm.

The perpetrators rode away, escaping into Cane View Avenue. Police related that no CCTV cameras were seen in the area.

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