A Special Constable attached to the Police Sports Club says he was yesterday afternoon held at gunpoint and robbed of $40,000 in cash, shortly after he had withdrawn the money from a city bank’s ATM.
Reports reaching Stabroek News revealed that around 6.30pm, Special constable 14522 Richard Henry visited Republic Bank’s ATM located at the corner of Waterloo and New Market streets, where he withdrew the cash.
Upon completion of the transaction he mounted his bicycle and rode north on Waterloo Street.
Henry related to the police that while conducting the transaction, he noticed a silver grey Allion with three occupants parked along Waterloo Street. As he was at the corner of Waterloo and Lamaha streets, the said car drove past him and blocked his path.
A male occupant then exited from the back seat of the car and held Henry at gunpoint before ordering him to “pass the money yuh jus draw”.
In fear for his life, Henry told police that he complied after which the gunman re-entered the vehicle which went east onto Lamaha Street.
The matter was reported to the Brickdam Police Station and an investigation is ongoing.
No arrest has yet been made.