Men robbed: Robbers make off with SRD 450
Two young men were injured and robbed in Paramaribo on Sunday morning. The victims reportedly needed medical treatment after the armed robbery. One of the two robbers was reportedly armed with a machete while the other one was unarmed. One of the victims told Times of Suriname that he and a friend were standing in front of a food house located along the Indira Gandhiweg when they were approached by one of the robbers. The robber showed them a mobile phone and asked them if they wanted to buy it for SRD 450. One of the victims was interested in the phone but when he took out SRD 450 out of his pocket, the robber snatched the money. A second robber then appeared with a machete in his hand and started attacking the victims with it. The robbers then fled the scene. The victims told the police that the robbers had entered a vacant plot located along the Wagenmakerweg. The robbers are still at large. The man who was robbed told Times of Suriname that he suspects that the perpetrators had watched them before making their move. He also thinks that the perpetrators live in the vicinity of the food house. The victims had been at the food house for about two hours when they were robbed.