Police said they were investigating an armed robbery of a woman who was apparently traced from a city commercial bank.
The money was recovered by the woman’s neighbours, and the two suspected bandits caught.
Police said that about 1400h. today Thursday May 19, 2016, Marilyn Burning of Atlantic Ville, ECD, was about to enter her home after transacting business at a bank in Georgetown, when she was attacked and held at gunpoint by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, and who had driven up on a motor cycle.
The victim raised an alarm, but the men took away a bag with a sum of cash.
As they were about to escape, neighbouring residents who had responded to the alarm, including two off-duty policemen, confronted the perpetrators and snatched away the stolen bag with the money which has been handed over to the police.
The two men then attempted to escape on the motor cycle but collided with a motor vehicle driven by a resident.
They have been arrested and are in police custody.
A .32 Taurus pistol with 9 rounds was recovered by the police, who have also seized the motor cycle.