Bandits with toy gun attack ECD supermarket

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The GST Supermarket where the robbery occurred

TIMOTHY Bhagwandin, a food vendor of Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was robbed of one Samsung Galaxy S4 cellular phone valued $36,000 by two masked men, one of whom was armed with a toy gun on Tuesday evening.

Guyana Chronicle understands that the man was shopping at the GST Supermarket, Chateau Margot, ECD when two men, wearing masks, entered the store at around 19:40hrs.

A security guard, who works with GST, confirmed that one of the suspects stood at the entrance to the supermarket, while the other suspect proceeded inside. The suspect allegedly drew what appeared to be a black handgun and pointed it in the direction of the customers and proprietor, 21-year-old Tang Lue and demanded cash and valuables.

According to the guard, the proprietor resisted and threw the suspect to the ground. In the process, the mask fell off and the handgun fell to the ground. The man ran out of the store with the other suspect and snatched the customer’s cell phone in the process.

Both bandits joined a silver coloured car and escaped in an easterly direction. The police responded and discovered that the handgun is a metallic air pistol. No one was injured and no arrest has been made so far.