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East Coast Demerara gas station robbed; employees beaten

A pump attendant and a security guard at a filling station were Thursday night robbed, beaten and locked in a washroom by five bandits who later fled with several cylinders of cooking gas, police said.

The incident occurred at R.P. Service Station, Triumph Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara at about 11:30 Thursday night, July 16, 2016. Injured are  pump attendant Dhareswar Budhai, 59 years, and security guard 55-year old Sheik Hassan.

Investigators were told that the five “identifiable” men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, went to the service station in a white motor car and ordered the pump attendant to full the car’s tank.

The victims also told police that while the vehicle’s tank was being filled, the men exited the vehicle and relieved the pump attendant and the security guard of a total of GYD$14,200.00 cash, two cellular phones and twelve gas cylinders, filled with cooking gas.

The victims were also dealt several lashes about their bodies by the bandits and locked inside of a washroom at the back of the Service Station. No arrests have yet been made.