Berbice couple terrorised, robbed during home invasion

A No 69 Village, Berbice couple was left traumatised after they were reportedly robbed by two men armed with cutlasses, who invaded their house in the wee hours of Sunday.
Based on reports received, the couple secured their home and retired to bed at about 20:30h but at about 00:05h, the male was awakened by a noise and upon checking, he was confronted by two masked men armed with cutlasses in his bedroom.
The men reportedly demanded cash and jewellery during which they terrorised the couple to comply.
However, the woman, out of fear for her and her husband’s life, handed over one gold band and two gold finger rings valued over 1 million, one silver chain, one silver band and one silver ring. The items were reportedly hidden in the said bedroom.
After collecting the items, the men made good their escape. The couple reportedly raised an alarm and neighbours rushed to their assistance.
They were taken to the Skeldon Public Hospital where they were treated. The wife was sent away while the husband remains a patient at the said institution for observation. His condition is regarded as stable. The matter was subsequently reported and an investigation was launched.