A former employee of Kaieteur News is in custody over the robbery, which occurred on the media entity in the wee hours of Monday. The company confirmed this on its Facebook page.
At the time of the robbery, two security guards and a graphics designer were on duty. They were relieved of their personal belongings.
The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) had said that the staffers were performing duties when the three suspects stopped in front of the building in a Spacio motorcar.
The suspects exited the car and entered the building through an eastern door at the bottom flat. The three Kaieteur News employees were held at gunpoint, and the bandits placed them in an office where they were instructed to lie on the floor.
One of the suspects remained with the victims, and the other two suspects proceeded to the upper flat of the building and straight to the Accounts Department.
The door was secured with a Yale padlock, which the suspects wrenched off. The lock on one of the desk drawers inside the Accounts Department was also broken off.
Under the desk had a small safe with an undisclosed amount of cash which the suspects took. The suspects spent about five minutes in the building, exited through the front door and escaped in the motor car in a southern direction.
Detectives viewed CCTV cameras attached to the building, but due to the face masks that the suspects wore, it was difficult to identify them. Investigations are continuing.