Updated on Friday, September 9, 2022, 8:42 a.m. by Denis Chabrol
Fake guards, claiming to be from a security service that usually boosts revenue for the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), took away GY$13,420,487 and GY$6,015,524 in checks from the company’s branch on Thursday night telecommunications at Giftland Mall, Liliendaal, Demerara East Coast.
Police say the robbery took place around 9.45pm by two masked men, armed with handguns and dressed in the uniform used by a private security service which usually withdraws cash from the outlet when ‘he closes.
According to a 27-year-old GTT supervisor, two “security guards” from the private security company would normally raise money at night at the end of their shift.
“The employee said that she and five other staff members were on duty at the GTT booth, when the two suspects, wearing face masks fully dressed in said security uniforms, approached her and checked the bags with money as usual.
One of the suspects then came out to the other staff and brandished a handgun at them. They were instructed to “get down”, which they complied with. The other suspect who was in the warden’s room pulled out a handgun the size of his pants and told the warden to go to the floor, which she did,” police said.
Victims told police that the suspects placed duct tape over the hands and mouths of GTT staff members and locked them in the cabin. “The perpetrators then took said mentioned money, exited through a back door, drove into the parking lot of Giftland and entered an old white model Raum (number unknown) and successfully escaped eastbound on the railway platform,” police said. .
Police added that shortly after staff members managed to free themselves and an alarm was raised, but by then the suspects had already left the scene.