A Stewartville, West Coast Demerara (WCD) jeweller was yesterday morning robbed of $400,000 cash and a quantity of gold and silver jewellery at the Hydronie Market at around 11.30 am.
Police said Reezal Reektan, 43, of Stewartville, Railway Line, WCD, was robbed by two men and one was armed with a hand gun.
Information reaching Stabroek News revealed that the bandits, posing as customers, walked up to Reektan’s stall and enquired about a finger ring. While in conversation, one of the suspects grabbed him by his shirt and waved the gun at him.
The other suspect at this point, police said, moved to empty the glass case in which the jewellery was displayed into a bag. The bandits also collected the cash he had in his possession.
After collecting the valuables, the bandits ran north, then turn west and discharged a round as they made good their escape.
Police said they made checks for the suspects but came up empty handed.