Armed bandits beat, rob Chinese restaurant owner

Three armed bandits beat and robbed a Corentyne, Berbice Chinese restaurant owner during a home invasion on Tuesday morning.
Reports are the men broke into a building where a Chinese restaurant is housed in the lower flat and confronted the owner, Su Zhi Yong, 45.
Guyana Times was told that about 02:45h, the three masked men gained access to the Lot 264 Bush Lot Village, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) building by breaking a window. Su Zhi Yong, who operates Sue Mamoo Restaurant, told this publication that he was awakened by a loud crashing sound and noticed someone walking into his bedroom. According to him, men were already in the room by the time he jumped out of his bed.
The businessman said that the men all wore dark clothing and demanded money

Sue Mamoo Chinese Restaurant

from him, but he held out that he did not have any money. He said that this angered the men who then began to ransack the room, but did not find any valuables.
According to the restaurant owner, one of the men held on to him while the other two took turns punching him and they continued their demands for money.
He said that he eventually pulled a box from under his bed and handed it over to the gunmen. He said that the men were also given an additional $20,000 from a relative who was also in the house. They then escaped via the same window by which they entered the premises.
The Police were called and arrived on the scene shortly after, but by then, the men had already escaped.
An investigation has been launched.