Bicycle bandit nabbed after robbing minibus driver, passenger

Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 February 2016, 15:00 by Denis Chabrol

A man will soon find himself before the courts on charges of armed robbery after he held up a minibus driver and a passenger at Providence on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD).

According to a police report just after noon on Monday, minibus driver Ameer Karim passenger Trevor Blackett were attacked and robbed at Providence, by a man who had joined the bus at Middle Road, La Penitence.

 It is understood that the man armed with a handgun requested the driver to stop and held up the victims at gunpoint as he exited the vehicle.

 He took away a total of $8,500 and escaped on a bicycle that was parked in the vicinity along the roadway.

 The police responded promptly to the report received and arrested the suspect on the bicycle at the traffic lights at Eccles.

 An unlicensed .32 pistol with 3 rounds and the stolen cash were found in his possession.