cart off $300,000 from Agricola post office
off an estimated
the Agricola Post Office yesterday morning during a brazen robbery.
The bandits who were said to be in their early twenties kicked
a door open to gain access to the cash.
officer at the post office told this newspaper that she had observed the two
bandits on their cell phones prior to the robbery, which occurred at about
“I see these two boys who had on pencil bottom jeans standing across the
road on dem cell phone.”
The woman said that she became suspicious and went inside the office and made
a call to the head office.
later, the same two individuals stormed into the post office, brandishing
handguns and demanding that the workers and two civilians who were in the post
office lie on the ground. Also present in the post office were two internal
auditors who had gone to the facility to check on the accounts.
told this newspaper that an employee went to open the door, but apparently
took too long, so the bandit kicked the door open, and gun butted the
The woman said that everyone complied with the bandits. She explained that
while one of the bandits watched the persons, the other one demanded that an
inner door be opened.
“He ask of the auditors to
open de f….ing door before he shoot
After snatching the money the bandits stormed out of the post office and
headed towards Georgetown.
A police press release said that about 11:00hrs three men, one of whom was
armed with a handgun, held up postal clerk and an audit clerk.
The release said that the men took away an estimated $300,000 and made good
The audit clerk, according to the police, was assaulted about his body during
and was treated at the Georgetown Hospital and later sent away.
The Guyana Post Office Corporation in a press statement said that the entity
remained dedicated to its staff and customers. The release further said that
the Corporation was assuring the public that it will continue to earnestly
maintain the vital services it provides in a secure environment for staff and
The police are continuing with their investigations.
A police source told this newspaper that the persons who attacked the post
office were suspected to be part of a gang that is wreaking havoc on the East
The police said that the gang had committed numerous robberies and at least
Friday, March 12, 2010