Lands and Surveys robbed

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2016, 12:15 by Denis Chabrol

Bandits Monday morning robbed the Lands and Surveys Commission located at D’urban Backlands, Georgetown.
‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that the robbers grabbed a payroll of an undisclosed amount.
He said no one was injured during the incident that occurred at about 10 AM.
He said the robbers escaped on a motorcycle. Other sources told Demerara Waves Online News that more than GYD$1 million was carted off  from the cashier cage by a lone gunman while two others distracted other staff member in other offices.
This is the second major robbery in less than one week; the first being at the Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara branch of the Bank of Baroda.
It is unclear whether any of the bank robbers was involved in the incident at Lands and Surveys. Police have so far arrested two suspects in the bank robbery.
These robberies occurred even as the joint services Operation Dragnet continues.