Bandits hit Sanjay’s Jewellery

Local businessman Bishnarine “Sanjay” Persaud, the proprietor of Sanjay’s Jewellery, was on Saturday night

Businessman Bishnarine “Sanjay” Persaud
Businessman Bishnarine “Sanjay” Persaud

ambushed by four armed men in front of his Sheriff Street, Campbellville, Georgetown store.
Reports are that the gunmen pounced on the 45-year-old businessman about 23:30h as he was entering his yard.
Speaking with Guyana Times, the jeweller recalled that as he was entering his yard a man approached him and whipped out a gun. He said the gunman instructed him to open the gate and asked for his store keys. According to the businessman, he told the gunman that he stored the keys in the upper flat of his home; it was at this point he noticed three other gunmen. He said that the men ordered him upstairs for the keys, as well as the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for his security cameras.
Persaud explained that he was acting under the instructions of the criminals as they threatened to kill him on the spot. He said he cooperated and opened the safe containing his valuables.
The bandits then made good their escape with a large quantity of cash and jewellery.
He said he was yet to determine the value of the jewellery that the gunmen escaped with.
The businessman pointed out that while he has security guards in the day, none of them are employed for night shift.
The Sheriff Street resident noted that while he could not describe the four men since “they were wearing their hats in their faces, as well as umbrellas”. He, however, recalled that one of the men had a Dutch accent. After the men escaped, the Police were summoned to the scene and have since sought the assistance of nearby businesses for video footage of the robbery.