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Pastor, church members robbed of more than GUY$500,000 , other items

A Pastor was Sunday night robbed of GUY$600,000 and other items while closing his church door at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara, but moments later one of the perpetrators was caught with a gun and two of the stolen items.

Investigators were told that at about 8 PM, Sunday October 11, 2015, Pastor Dillip Bikhari of the Universal Church at Meten-Meer-Zorg, was in the process of closing the church when he, along with Andrea Santos of Brazil and two other church members, were attacked and held up by three men armed with handguns.

The men took away about GUY$400,000.00, three cell phones, $1,000.00 US, and a lap top computer and escaped.

“The police responded to the report received and were able to arrest one of the suspects in the Meten-Meer-Zorg area in whose possession was found an unlicensed .357 magnum revolver, one of the stolen cell phones and the stolen lap top computer,” according to a police spokesman.

He is in police custody assisting with the investigations.