Last updated Sunday, 4 April 2021, 9:05 by Denis Chabrol
A speedboat captain and sales representative, who ate together at Demerara’s West Bank Chinese restaurant, were robbed Saturday night of more than ALL $ 3.5 million in cash, jewelry and other valuables, police said.
Images of the men, who were hidden, as well as the entire suffering lasting less than 10 minutes, were captured by video surveillance cameras.
The theft victims are speedboat captain Navindra Kooblall, 34, of La Grange Old Road, Demerara West Bank and sales representative, 33-year-old Leon Dyal, who lives in Aaron Street, Fortuin Wood, WBD Aron Street, Fortuin Wood, West Coast Demerara.
The robbery was committed by two unidentified men both armed with guns. The robbery happened Saturday between 8:15 PM and 8:30 PM in Lot 15 Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara which houses a Chinese restaurant called Hong Xiang.
Police said Kooblall was robbed of six gold chains worth ALL $ 2,145,000, two gold rings worth $ 220,000, one gold band WITH $ 400,000, one worth iPhone pro 11 smartphone WITH $ 320,000, one worth Samsung A17 mobile $ 150,000 and US $ 1,500, all worth ALL $ 3,320,460.
Police also said the gunmen stole Dyal from one Samsung A50 mobile phone valued at ALL $ 60,000, ALL $ 155,000 in cash and US $ 200, a total value of ALL $ 255,000.
”At the time, they were both having a meal when the suspects walked into the restaurant and pulled guns at the victims while at the same time releasing them from the mentioned items and making for their escape in a white 212 motor car, the registration of which was unknown, ”said Guyana Police.
Police said no shots were fired, the area was searched and several people questioned but no one was arrested.