Two armed bandits, dressed in school uniform, on Saturday robbed a New Amsterdam money changer of $4 million as he entered his yard at the Bermine Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice.
According to information gathered, the vendor, Robin Busgith, and his wife had just returned from their stall at the New Amsterdam market when they were robbed. The couple were pounced on by two masked men dressed in Berbice Educational Institute uniforms and wigs sometime around 4:30 pm on Saturday.
Busgith and his wife operate a stall and engage in currency exchange at the market, and had with them a bag containing $4 million, two cellular phones and other items. The bandits demanded that they hand over the bag along with the key to their 192 Toyota car.
The bandits then used the car to escape. The vehicle was later found abandoned in 56, Stanleytown, New Amsterdam.
Stabroek News was told that prior to the robbery, someone reportedly phoned Busgith and told him they wanted to change US$3,000.
The police have launched an investigation and no one has yet been arrested.