Lone bandit robs Essequibo businesswoman

first_img– unknown male carts off cashPolice in G Division (Essequibo Coast/Essequibo Islands) are investigating an alleged robbery under arm committed on businesswoman Bibi Mohamed of Queenstown Village.The incident occurred on July 28, 2016 around 09:30h at her Queenstown home on the Essequibo Coast.The businesswoman was robbed $195,000 in cash when a male approached her wanting to purchase ply-board.Relating her story, the victim in tears said that she was in her kitchen washing dishes when she heard someone calling.Upon responding she then saw an afro-Guyanese male of medium built, about 5 feet in height, enquiring about the price for one ply-board. After disclosing the value at $3000 per sheet the male left and returned about half hour later in a tinted white car with a $5000 bill.The woman then collected the money and left for the kitchen to change same when she was approached by the person with a hand gun. She related that he placed it to her head demanding that she not scream and to hand over all the money.Without hesitation, Mohamed said, she handed over the money and the man then escaped. She immediately thereafter raised an alarm and a subsequent report was made to ranks from the Major Crime Unit at the Anna Regina Police Station.Police visited the scene but no evidence was found.Statements were however taken and police are continuing their investigations.last_img