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Youth robbed at gunpoint while in virtual classroom

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 February 2021, 14:29 by Denis Chabrol

A 19-year old man of ‘A’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was robbed of GYD$430,000 in cash and other valuables, by  two men, police said.

The incident occurred at about 1 O’clock Friday afternoon by two men, one of who was armed with a handgun.

The victim told police that he was at home sitting in the kitchen area, participating in a virtual classroom session, with the top half of a door left open.

He said the robbers approached and held him at gunpoint and they searched the entire house, relieved the victim of a a total of GYD$430,000 worth of jewellery, cellphones and cash and made good their escape in a western direction.

Police said they have since questioned several persons on the area and they intend to review surveillance video recordings from Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.

No one has been arrested, police added.