A Belmopan thief probably knew when he went after workers of the Reconstruction Development Corporation (RECONDEV), he would net a sizeable amount of cash. On Wednesday evening around four-thirty that robber made off with a moneybag containing cash and cheques amounting to twenty-one thousand five hundred dollars. Twenty-two year old Roaring Creek resident, Curlene Arthurs, a cashier at RECONDEV, told police that she was at the First Caribbean Bank to make a daily deposit. Arthurs said that whilst she was conducting the transaction at the deposit box, a man pointed a gun at her. Fearing for her life, Arthurs told police that she stopped what she was doing and then the man grabbed the bag containing the money and ran away. News Five spoke with Peter August of Recondev, who told us that the cashier makes deposits at the same time on a regular basis. August said that that while they believe that the robber must have been monitoring their movements when leaving the office, he didnít know that bag contained mostly cheques. At the time of the incident, two other co-workers who were inside the company vehicle accompanied Arthurs on the trip to the bank. While the police report doesnít mention any arrests, News Five understands that two persons have been detained. The bag contained six thousand dollars in cash and the balance in cheques.

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