Businesswoman robbed by bandits at Bagotstown wash bay

An Eccles, East Bank Demerara businesswoman was robbed of over $300,000 in gold jewellery yesterday morning after she was confronted by armed bandits while sitting at a wash bay at Bagotstown, Public Road, EBD.

Reports are that the attack on Debbie Atwell, 51, occurred around 11.15am at the Presidential Touch wash bay located at Lot 38 Public Road, Bagotstown, EBD and was committed by four bandits; one of whom was armed with a handgun and the others with knives.

The men made good their escape with one gold chain, two gold rings and one gold band amounting to $320,000.

Stabroek News was told that Atwell  was sitting at the wash bay and was on her cell phone when she felt someone pull her gold chain from her neck.

When she looked up she saw the gunmen and his accomplices. The men then ordered Atwell not to make any noise during which they relieved her of the jewellery she was wearing.

A report was made to the police and investigations are ongoing. Up to last evening, no arrest had been made.

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