Moments after returning home from transacting business in Georgetown on Thursday, an overseas-based Guyanese, along with a relative, of Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was held at gunpoint and relieved of $1.2 million in cash and other personal items by two men.Based on reports received, 36-year-old Riaz Ally, a custom broker, and Ramotar Mansingh, 45, of Lot 76 Section B Nonpareil visited the Republic Bank Branch at Triumph, ECD, about 10:00h and Mansingh reportedly withdrew $1.5 million.After the transaction, the two travelled to Georgetown and purchased building materials. However, after conducting business, the two men returned home in their motor car bearing registration number GPP 3666 and parked in the entrance to their property.As the two men were about to exit the vehicle, two armed men confronted them and ordered them to lie on the ground in the yard during which they committed the robbery. Ally was relieved of $100,000 in cash, two mobile phones, two gold bands and a gold chain while Mansingh was relieved of $600,000 in cash and a mobile phone.In addition, one of the men went into the vehicle and collected a bag containing $500,000 and at the same time, he discharged a round into the air. The two men then boarded a silver grey Allion motor car and made good their escape.After the men left, the Police were summoned and upon arriving at the scene, a .32 spent shell was recovered. In addition, four fingerprints were lifted from the victims’ vehicle. The Police are also in receipt of CCTV footage as they continue their investigations. Up to late Thursday evening, no arrests have been made.
25 Plate Trial winners have gone on to win the Queen’s Plate, including three of the last four, but the pair was unable to capture a victory. In the end it was thoroughbred Strait of Dover who claimed the $1 million purse, with an unofficial track-record time of 2:01.99. Strait of Dover and jockey Justin Stein led from the start, and held on for the win. River Rush ducked in just out of the gate, settled well off the pace along the rail, and ended up getting shuffled back late in the backstretch. The duo began to gain on the turn, and made an attempt at the lead heading into the stretch of the third quarter, but was angled out, and was unable to threaten the lead. 42-year-old McAleney has been in the business since he was a teenager, and is only two career wins away from 2,250.- Advertisement –