Suspects remain on the run after $600,000 NIS burglary

The NIS Melanie Damishana, ECD office

The police have not yet made any arrests in connection with the break-in at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) office at Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, from where bandits carted off a metal safe containing $600,000 in cash.

A police source yesterday told Stabroek News that as the investigation continues, detectives are on the hunt for three suspects, who remains on the run.

The break-in occurred around 1.30 am on Tuesday.

The police, in a press statement, had said that the suspects allegedly first pounced on the two female security guards on duty and relieved them of a service revolver with six rounds and a cell phone.

“The perpetrators then reportedly took the guards to the back of the building, bound their hands and feet and returned only the weapon to them,” the statement added.

 

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