A 65-year-old pensioner who was overseeing construction work at his D’Urban Street, Georgetown home was relieved of $1.5 million and other valuables by two gunmen who entered his premises.According to information received at about 14:00h on Thursday, the businessman, Noor Ally, was standing by his kitchen door overseeing the construction of a shed in his yard. He recalled observing a man entering his yard and walked towards him.As he looked closer, he realised the man was armed with a gun and immediately made his way through the main access door with the intention of hiding but instead was confronted by a second gunman, who placed a gun to his head.Ally and the carpenter were forcefully taken into a shop operated by the pensioner instructed to lie on the ground. The men then opened a drawer in the shop where they took out a sum of cash along with a quantity of phone cards and other items.The two gunmen then made good their escape. The Police were summoned and detectives were up to late Friday evening reviewing CCTV footage collected from nearby buildings. No arrests were made as Police continue their investigations.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – An American who disappeared in Iran while on a business trip is a former FBI agent in New York and Florida known as a meticulous investigator and an expert in busting Italian and Russian mobsters. The retired agent was identified as Robert Levinson, 59, of Coral Springs, Fla., a U.S. official familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He was last heard from around March 11 while in a coastal area of southern Iran, where he was working for an independent filmmaker, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the situation. Levinson was reportedly near or on Kish Island, a resort area in the Persian Gulf. The federal government is seeking information from Iran on Levinson’s whereabouts through diplomatic channels, officials said. The tall, burly Levinson is an expert on organized crime who sometimes worked 20-hour days, his former colleagues recalled. Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said he knows Levinson very well and worked with him at the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan in the late 1970s and at the FBI. “He distinguished himself, particularly in the area of organized crime,” said Freeh, who now runs The Freeh Group legal affairs consulting company. “He is very well-respected and is very well-liked.” Lewis Schiliro, former FBI assistant director in New York, said Levinson is “one of the most meticulous agents I have ever met.” The former agent had such a remarkable memory that he became the go-to guy when FBI colleagues were stumped over identifying a mobster in a shadowy surveillance photograph. “He always knew who it was,” Schiliro said.