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A Corentyne, Berbice Head Teacher was robbed on Thursday when armed bandits invaded her Lancaster Village home.
Head Teacher of Kildonan Primary, Shereen Ali, was asleep at about 04:45h on Thursday when she was awoken by a noise coming from the lower flat of the two-storey house. Before she could get up, she was confronted by two masked men – one armed with a gun and the other with a cutlass.
One of the bandits placed the gun at her neck and demanded money and jewellery.
The woman told this newspaper that she told the bandits that she did not have any money or jewellery but one of the men held her at gunpoint while the other ransacked the upper flat of the house. She said after ransacking her home, the bandit eventually found a bag containing a quantity of gold jewellery valued $2.3 million. She said that the men also took a cellular phone valued at $100,000; an electronic tablet valued $12,000, and some alcoholic beverages. She said that the men gained entry by opening a window in the lower flat. The Police have since been notified and an investigation launched.