Police are on the hunt for two gunmen who brutally beat and robbed a businessman of Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast on Sunday night.
Janack Dharie, who owns and operates the Sanko General Store, told the Guyana News Agency that he was gun-butted and choked by the gunmen who entered his store at around 19:30hrs.
Two customers were in the store when the bandits entered and held them at gunpoint as they demanded cash. The businessman put up a resistance but the bandits overpowered him, held him down and beat him.
They stole a Samsung A 11 cellular phone, a pair of gold bangles, phone cards and $700,000 in cash before escaping. The businessman suffered injuries in the head and received several stitches at the Suddie Hospital.
Police investigations are ongoing.