12 Jan

Lone gunman robs Albouystown businesswoman

first_imgA shop owner, her mother and sister are now counting their losses after they were all held at gunpoint and robbed of cash and valuables by a lone gunman on Sunday night.The shop owner, 36-year-old Devika Williams of La Penitence Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; her mother, 53-year-old Nerisha Sukhu and her sister, 28-year-old Rebecca Petamber, were robbed around 19:20h.Reports are Williams had just closed the front of her shop and was in the process of closing the back entrance when the gunman pushed his way into the premises.Guyana Times was told that the bandit then took Williams into the shop and pointed the gun at her mother and sister. He then instructed the three women to kneel as he demanded valuables.The man ransacked the shop, taking cash and jewellery valued over $400,000.The gunman then exited with the items, demanding that the three women lay on the ground while he escaped.The matter was reported to the Police, who are reviewing CCTV footage as they investigate.last_img read more