Missionary beaten, robbed at gunpoint

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 June 2016, 11:58 by Denis Chabrol

A missionary attached to the United Pentecostal Church, on Charlotte Street, Georgetown was beaten and robbed on Church Street by two men.

Police said one of the bandits was armed with a handgun when they attacked and robbed Otis Smith, Male Caucasian, 48 years, a Missionary of GYD$19,000.

Investigators were told that the robbers are identifiable.

Police were told tha the victim had just left an office on Church Street, when the suspects drove up in a motor vehicle. "The armed assailant then existed the vehicle, dealt the victim several lashes to his head and shoulder and relieved him of the cash and escaped," the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.

No shots were fired, and the suspects are yet to be arrested.