Knife-wielding bandits storm Cell Point
Three knife-wielding bandits yesterday stormed
the Cell Point store on Regent Road, Bourda,
during a brazen robbery in the busy downtown
Reports are that the men invaded the business
place around 11:15 hours.
phones valued in excess of $200,000
Proprietor Devenand Singh said that at the time of
the robbery, two of his relatives and a cashier
were in the store.
entrance to the Cell Point store which bandits
He said that one of the men approached the
cashier and asked to see a phone which was in the
showcase. Singh said that as the cashier took the
phone out of the showcase the man drew a knife and
held it to her throat. He added that another man
also pulled out a knife and went to lock the
entrance. The persons in the store were ordered
not to make any noise and to hand over all their
Luckily, one of the Singh’s male relatives who
was in the store’s office peeked through the
glass door and saw what was going on.
He then pressed the panic button which caused the
bandits to flee. Throughout the ordeal a man who
is believed to be an accomplice stood guard
outside of the store as he told persons who tried
to enter the store that it was closed.
The men made good their escape with two cellular
phones valued in excess of $200,000. They fled in
the vicinity of the busy Bourda Market area.
The matter has been reported and investigations
are ongoing. The proprietor said that his losses
could have been worse had it not been for the
quick thinking of his relative who pressed the
panic button which set off the alarm. Meanwhile,
the businessman said he is frustrated over this
recent incident since this is not the first time
the store has been targeted by bandits.