Doc­tor robbed by ban­dits af­ter mak­ing with­drawal from city bank

Stabroek News Sunday - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Two ban­dits last Mon­day in­ter­cepted and robbed Dr. Holly Alexan­der, the wife of for­mer Regis­trar of the Univer­sity of Guyana Vin­cent Alexan­der, of over half a mil­lion dol­lars in cash as well as other valu­ables shortly af­ter she vis­ited a city bank.

The at­tack took place around 1.15 pm on Mon­day at Nor­ton and Bishop streets, New­burg Ge­orge­town, while Alexan­der was on her way home.

A po­lice source said Alexan­der vis­ited the Repub­lic Bank branch at Camp and Robb streets, where she with­drew the cash.

She then stopped at a store along Brick­dam in or­der to make a pur­chase and was pro­ceed­ing along Bishop Street when the ban­dits, who were rid­ing on mo­tor­cy­cles, re­port­edly stopped in front of her ve­hi­cle.

They held her at gun­point and re­lieved her of her hand­bag, which con­tained the cash and other valu­ables.

The ban­dits also es­caped with her cell phone and sev­eral im­por­tant doc­u­ments, such as her na­tional ID card, bank cards, pass­port and driver’s li­cence.

A re­port was made to the po­lice and sev­eral per­sons were in­ter­viewed as part of the on­go­ing probe.

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