As armed bandits continue their rampage on the Corentyne, in Berbice, two masked men carrying handguns pounced on a Bush Lot house, terrorising the family.
Reports are that about 22:45h on Tuesday, the men invaded the Lot 127 Bush Lot home where Tameshwar Singh, 19, was lying in his hammock under the house talking on his cellular phone. The men immediately grabbed the phone and dragged the teen into the house.
His mother, who was asleep, was alerted by her son calling out to her and went to the living room where she was confronted by the bandits. One pointed a gun at her and demanded cash and jewellery.
The woman, Sasewatti Singh, 37, told Guyana Times that she immediately went into the bedroom and gave one of the intruders a bag containing $20,000. One of the gunmen also grabbed the two finger rings the woman was wearing and a pair of gold bangles. The men also went to the woman’s 18-year-old daughter and took away a gold band and her cellular phone. A gold ring was also taken from Tameshwar, who was being held at gunpoint. The men, not satisfied with the loot, proceeded to ransack the house as they continued to demand cash and jewellery.
During the ordeal one of the men threatened Tameshwar that they were there to kill him if he made any noise.
The men made good their escape before Police arrived. Several persons have been questioned as the Police probe the incident.