The proprietor of a Triumph, East Coast Demerara grocery store,
his staff and two customers were forced to lie on the ground as two
armed dreadlocked bandits
carried out a daring midday
robbery yesterday. The robbery left several villagers
The bandits, using a gold coloured car, stormed Rahim and
Seeta Grocery Store on Agriculture Road at around 11:30 hours.
The business is owned by Rahim Hussain and his wife
According to one of the employees, minutes before the robbery
occurred, the two bandits had entered the shop and ordered two
Fruta juices and left. Abut 10 minutes later the bandits
Two of them sat in the car while the two who had entered
earlier went back into the store.
This time, one of the bandits requested a carton of
cigarettes and before it could be handed to him, he
whipped out a gun and pointed it at the proprietor's
The other bandit then went to the back of the shop where a
male employee was, and stuck him up too.
The other employees, all females, along with two female
customers, were then ordered to lie face down on the ground.
“Dey tell we lie down pon de f…ing
ground. I raise up me head and one
ah dem point he gun at me and tell me stay down,” one
of the employees told this newspaper.
During this time, the bandit who had held up the proprietor
was given an undisclosed sum of cash.
His accomplice then snatched up a carton of cigarettes and
they both fled into the waiting car which sped away towards the
“Dis thing happen so fast, like in about five minutes,”
the employee said.
When Kaieteur News arrived on the scene a number of villagers
had gathered at the grocery store trying to cheer up the
The proprietor's wife was crying while the employees were
still trying to get a grip of themselves.
This is the second time that the grocery store has been
Monday October 17, 2005