What a Christmas haul for five armed bandits.
The bandits escaped with $1.2 million in cash and camera equipment from Rhum Runners Liquor Mart, Southern Main Road, Cunupia on Tuesday.
According to reports, around 8 p.m. a security guard was on duty at the liquor store when he was ambushed by five men, all armed with firearms.
The bandits tied up the security guard and placed him on the floor of a stockroom.
They ransacked the several areas of the business place, including the office where the cash was stored.
The bandits also cut the camera’s DVR recorder and removed the equipment.
They escaped in a waiting vehicle.
Officers of the Cunupia Police Station responded and made checks on the compound and surrounding areas but the bandits were long gone. The money represented sales the week before Christmas.
RHUM RUNNERS LIQUOR STORE, CUNUPIA