Gun-toting bandit robs porter of $635,000

first_imgPedal cyclist Travis DeCaires, a porter and resident of D’ Andrade Street, Newtown Kitty, was on Tuesday last held at gunpoint by armed bandits, one of whom was female, and deprived of $680,000 of his valuables.Recounting the violent ordeal that has left him still traumatised, DeCaires said that at approximately 12:50h on Tuesday, he was cycling along Anira Street in Queenstown, Georgetown when he saw the suspects approaching from the opposite direction. One of them was armed with a gun and another had a knife in his hand. The gun-toting bandit pointed the weapon at him and demanded that he stop. He complied, and one of the men confiscated his valuables which were in a strap bag around his shoulder. He told Police that the booty consisted of $635,000 in cash; his I-PAD, valued at $24,000; and his Blu cellphone, worth $21,000.The bandits then escaped on two XR motorcycles through Peter Rose Street, Queenstown, but Police investigations into this matter are continuing.last_img read more