GUYANA – Men in drag rob City Chinese store
One nabbed by public-spirited citizen
GEORGETOWN – In a daring early morning robbery, four men clad in women’s attire attacked a popular Chinese-owned store on Regent Street yesterday before carting off an undisclosed sum of cash and articles.
According to reports, the men entered into the Good Life Store sometime around 8:30 a.m. and began to peruse the items on display. One was seen traversing in and out of the store as if he was carrying out surveillance, while the other three remained in the store.
One female worker, who told reporters that it was her first day on the job, said that the men then demanded that everyone ‘go on the ground’.
The distraught woman said that upon seeing this, she ran and hid in the store until the ordeal was over. It is unclear whether the men were armed.
Kaieteur News understands that after the robbery, the men broke off into groups of two as they stormed out of the store. One group fled in a yellow motor car, an eyewitness said, while the other duo proceeded toward a parked Honda CG motorcycle.
A cyclist, who requested anonymity, said that he was passing by when he noticed one of the bandits fleeing the scene.
He then went in pursuit of the two bandits and grabbed one of them as he was about to mount the cycle.
“I snatch he by he boxers, he partner pull off and I pull brakes and pull he off,” the man said while boasting that he was a former member of the Guyana Defence Force.
The Police were summoned where they escorted the bandit to the police station.