Two bandits, including one armed with a gun, yesterday robbed a National Insurance Scheme (NIS) clerk in an attack at an Agricola, East Bank Demerara vulcanizing shop.
Police said the victim, Lorna Carrington, 50, of Eccles, East Bank Demerara, was robbed of jewellery she was wearing at the time of the attack, which occurred between 9.45 and 10 am.
At the time of the robbery, Carrington was in a car waiting for a friend, Ron Holder, 42, of West Ruimveldt. Holder was at the shop patching a tyre.
As Carrington waited in the car, two unmasked men rode up to the vehicle on separate bicycles and attacked her.
They relieved her of a gold-plated chain, worth $10,000, and two gold finger rings, worth $40,000.
Holder, upon noticing the attack, charged at the robbers. The bandits, upon seeing the man running towards them, fled, leaving their bicycles. As the men escaped, one of them pulled out a handgun from his waistband and discharged a round in a bid to scare off Holder.
The men reportedly ran north along the public road then west into an alleyway, making good their escape, police explained.
The bicycles and a .32-calibre spent shell were recovered by the police. Up to press time, no arrest had been made.