D’Urban St man held up by gunmen

-$1.5m carted off

A man was robbed of over $1.5 million in cash and other valuables by two armed bandits early yesterday afternoon at his D’Urban Street home.

According to information reaching Stabroek News, around 2pm at his 47 D’Urban Street, Wortmanville home, 65-year-old Noor Ally was pounced on by two bandits, who were armed with a handguns.

According to the police, Ally was standing at the southern door of his home on the lower flat which is used to access the kitchen. At the time of the incident, the man was observing a contractor who was doing repair works to his shop when he noticed one of the men who was armed with a gun fifteen feet away from him.

The man started to walk towards him which spurred Ally to run towards his eastern access door where he bumped  into the other bandit who was also pointing a gun at him.

The bandit subsequently ordered Ally and the contractor into the shop and forced them to lie on the ground before he forced open a counter drawer and stole the cash along with a cellular phone valued at $10,000 and a quantity of Digicel and GTT phone cards.

The perpetrator’s accomplice who was at the back of the yard then entered the shop and rummaged through some cardboard boxes before they escaped through the northern gate towards D’Urban Street.

The man’s premises is equipped with CCTV cameras and the footage is to be viewed, the police added.  

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