Armed bandits rob cashier at C&F Mall

first_img…suspected getaway car abandoned in Agricola backdamPolice are investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 22-year-old cashier at the C&F Mall located at Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara, by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun.An investigation revealed that at about 10:25h on Thursday morning, the victim was in the cashier cage of the Western Union section of the supermarket which is located on the upper flat of the two-story building, when she was approached by the suspects, one of whom pointed a gun at her and demanded cash. She complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, after which the men exited the building.The victim immediately made an alarm and the owner of the business who was in a nearby office and is a licensed firearm holder responded and gave chase after the bandits who entered a waiting motor car, which sped through Water Street, Bagotstown.During the chase, the licensed firearm holder discharged several rounds in the bandits’ direction. It is not known at this time if the bandits were injured.Investigators have since impounded what is suspected to be the getaway car and are currently processing a vehicle. Police said the vehicle, which was found abandoned in Agricola Backdam, carries a hire car registration number and has several suspected bullet holes at the rear.The Police in a statement said stringent efforts are being made to have the perpetrators arrested and brought to justice.last_img read more