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Travel agent robbed shortly after returning from overseas

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 19:36 by GxMedia

A travel agent and her son were robbed at gunpoint moments after returning home from the United States (US).

Rowena Bowen and her 13-year old son had just exited a car at their Lot 2 Shell Road, Kitty home when they were attacked by two men who pounced on them.

Bowen was not immediately available but family members believed that the woman and her son were trailed in a small yellow car from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

While one of the bandits held up the taxi driver, his accomplice went upstairs and held the woman at gunpoint. The relative said he threatened to kill Bowen if she screamed.

Police said the bag contained a laptop, passports and about US$750 cash.

Investigators said they had no evidence to prove that the woman and her son were trailed from the airport.

The bandits arrived in a small yellow car that was parked on Stanley Place, a short distance from where Bowen lives.