A 24-year-old chef was on Tuesday evening robbed of his mobile phone and $12,000 in cash by a lone gunman, as he was in the vicinity of South Alley on Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown.The victim has been identified as Peter Holder of Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown. According to Police information, the incident occurred at around 20:30h.Guyana Times understands that Holder visited his relative’s home, some distance away from his own on Princes Street at around 19:30h.The relative reportedly has a car rental business. At that time, the suspect, pretending to be a customer, approached Holder’s relative and informed him that he wanted to rent a motor car.However, the perpetrator reportedly informed the businessman that he only had his licence in his possession. As such, Holder reportedly offered to transport the suspect to his home for him to uplift his other documents.The man agreed and as the duo prepared to leave in motorcar PTT 1664, he (suspect) hopped into the back seat, after which he informed Holder that he had to drive to Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara.This publication was informed that while driving East along Princes Street, the suspect then whipped out a small black handgun and pressed it to the Chef’s neck before demanding that he turn over his valuables.The bandit then made good his escape on foot, heading North along South Alley.The matter was subsequently reported. Up to press time, no arrests have been made in this regard. Investigations are ongoing.