Deaf Mission director robbed after leaving bank

A lone gunman yesterday morning held the director of the Guyana Deaf Mission at gunpoint and relieved him of more than $100,000 in cash and other valuables shortly after he had returned to his Vlissengen Road office from a city bank.

Stabroek News was told that Lawrence Clarke, 67, a resident of lot 48 Key Drive Enterprise, East Bank Demerara was robbed of the cash, two flash drives, two head phones and other valuables around 11 am  after responding to a knock on his office door.

Minutes before the incident, he had visited the Scotiabank Robb Street, Georgetown branch where he withdrew the cash on behalf of the Guyana Deaf Mission.

It is suspected that he was trailed from the bank.

The incident occurred at the office located at Lot 8 Vlissengen road, Newton Kitty. Reports are that after completing his transaction, Clarke placed the cash in a haversack and proceeded to his office.

Upon arrival, he placed the money on a table after which he heard a knocking on his door. When Clarke opened the door, he was greeted by a man who rushed into his office, held him at gunpoint and demanded the cash.

The bandit also relieved Clarke of the other items before jumping onto a waiting motorcycle which was being ridden by an accomplice and escape.

The police have since located CCTV footage and several persons were questioned as investigation continues.

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