Bicycle bandits rob housekeeper

A 52-year-old housekeeper was robbed of almost $100,000 in valuables on Friday afternoon after she was pounced upon by two bandits at Stone Avenue, Campbellville, in Georgetown.

During the attack, which occurred around 3 pm on Friday, Merleen Pompey, a resident of Campbellville Housing Scheme, was held at gunpoint.

Sunday Stabroek was reliably informed that the attack was carried out by two youths on a bicycle, who subsequently escaped with Pompey’s handbag, containing a Samsung J7 cell phone, $12,000 in cash and important documents.

Pompey had shortly before left a supermarket on Sheriff Street, before proceeding to Stone Avenue, where the two youths rode up behind her and dismounted their bicycle.

One of them allegedly whipped out a handgun from his waist and demanded that Pompey hand over her handbag. In fear for her life, Pompey dropped the bag, which the men grabbed and escaped.

The attack was reported and an investigation has been launched.

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