Two unidentifiable armed men dressed as security guards on Thursday night robbed the GTT outlet at Giftland Mall of $13.4 million in cash and $6 million in cheques.
The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said that the robbery occurred at about 21:45h, by the men, who were dressed in uniform used by a private security service that usually uplifts money from the outlet when it closes.
According to GTT’s Supervisor, she and five staffers were at the booth when the two suspects, wearing face masks and fully dressed in security uniforms, approached her and checked the bags with the cash as per usual.
One of the suspects went outside to the other staff members and pointed a handgun at them. They were instructed to ‘get on the floor,’ to which they complied.
The other suspect, who was in the Supervisor’s room, took out a handgun from the waist of his pants and told her to go on the floor, which she did.
The suspects placed duct tape on the hands and mouths of the staffers and locked them in the booth. The perpetrators then took the cash and cheques, exited through the back door, made their way into the Giftland parking lot, entered a white old model Raum, and made good their escape heading east on the Railway Embankment.
A short while after, the staff members managed to free themselves, and an alarm was raised, but by that time, the suspects had already left the scene. Investigations are ongoing.