A security guard stationed at the Education Ministry’s building that houses the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport in Berbice was on Saturday tied up and robbed.The 37-year-old man is employed with Integrated Security Service which is contracted by Government to secure public buildings.Reports are at about 03:15h on Saturday morning; Gansham Rai was in the guard hut, at the Vrymen’s Erven, New Amsterdam location, when a man pointed a gun at him. In an effort to subdue the guard, the bandits took Rai’s shirt and tied his hands behind his back.According to Rai, there were three men: one armed with a gun and the other two with cutlasses. He said the men demanded he hand over his phone. The bandits also relieved him of $1200, a knife and a flashlight.After relieving Rai of the items, one of the men proceeded into a classroom on the lower flat of the school. As the men were ransacking the classroom which stored materials for the school’s workshop programme, Rai managed to free himself.The Police was called but by time they arrived, the men had already escaped. The cutlasses were found in the classroom.An investigation has been launched.