Businesswoman robbed of cash at Babu John

Dhanmattie Rampersaud called “Mono of Area “R” Ankerville, Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice was robbed on Monday. The 47-year-old businesswoman who operates a hot dog stand along Babu Jaan Public Road was robbed of $59,400 in cash around 19:35 hrs.

At the time, she was selling in the company of her husband when she began feeling unwell. The man left and went home for her medication.

A few minutes later, the woman observed an identifiable male, dressed in all black walking towards her with a handgun in his right hand. Upon seeing this, she started running, but the suspect caught up with her and held on to her hair.

As a result, the victim fell on the roadway, and the suspect dragged her back to her stand, assaulting her with the handgun, causing her to receive head injuries.

The suspect then put his hand in her left side pants pocket and relieved her of $13,000 in cash, he then picked up her daily sales money of $46,400 cash, and made good his escape on a bicycle.

A report was made at the Whim Police Station, and the woman was escorted to the Port Mourant Public Hospital by ranks. She was treated and sent away.

Ranks acting on information received, went to Rose Hall Town, Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, where they arrested a 25-year-old labourer of Persaud Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice.

He was told of the allegation, cautioned, arrested. He remains in custody.

Investigations are ongoing.