…escape with large sum of cashThree armed men in the wee hours of Tuesday morning executed a daring robbery on the owner of the popular Real Value Supermarket, Church Street, Georgetown.Jun Wong of Lot 246 Church and Thomas Streets, Georgetown, was relieved of an undisclosed sum of foreign and local currency by three bandits.Based on Police preliminary investigations, the incident occurred between 03:00h and 04:15h. The bandits gained access to the building through a door that wasReal Value Supermarketopen.Upon gaining entry, the men – all armed with handguns – woke up the 40-year-old owner and demanded that he open the safe that contained the money.Wong reportedly put up resistance but was dealt several blows, held and gunpoint and forced to open the safe. The Chinese national eventually opened the safe thus allowing the men to collect the money.They escaped by opening the main access door to the supermarket and entered a waiting motorcar. The Police were contacted and an investigation was launched.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander when contacted told Guyana Times that the Police are conducting their preliminary investigations and the detectives are looking at the possibility of collecting the recordings from the CCTV footage from the nearby buildings.No arrests were made. Only recently, the Police reported that armed robberies were up by a whopping 25 per cent at the end of July when compared to the same period last year.