Bandits grab $1M in Uitvlugt drug store attack

Armed bandits on Friday evening invaded Tiwari’s Drug Store at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara, from where they carted off over $1 million in cash.

The attack, which took place around 7.45 pm at Lot 6 Uitvlugt Front, saw Tularam Tiwari, 55, being held at gunpoint by the bandits, who relieved him of $1,065,000.

Sunday Stabroek was told that two bandits, both of whom were armed with handguns, entered the drug store and held Tiwari at gunpoint.

One of the men reportedly pointed his gun at Tiwari and demanded that he open the grill leading past the counter.

Tiwari complied and the other suspect took out his firearm and pointed it towards him.

Both suspects demanded that Tiwari hand over cash and valuables.

After he handed over the cash, the bandits locked him in a room, where he remained while the men fled.

Up to last evening, no arrest had been made as yet.


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