A Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) man, popularly known as the “Breadman” was killed in the wee hours of Sunday morning when gunmen invaded his property.
Dead is Claymont Telford, 63, of Lot 101 Republic Drive, Beterverwagting. He was attacked along with his reputed wife, Shaundell Emmanuel at around 01:30h.
According to reports, the couple had just closed their shop located in front of their home and was in the process of packing up their supplies when they were attacked.
Guyana Times understands that three masked men cladded in dark clothing emerged from aback of the house and confronted the woman.
Two of the men reportedly led her into the house where they tied her up and began to ransack the bottom flat of the two storey wooden house.
The now dead man reportedly heard screams and went to check but instead he was attacked by one of the men who proceeded to tie his hands behind his back and led him outside of the house.
His wife told the Guyana Times that while inside, she was beaten to her head and was choked several times.
The distraught woman who indicated that she has Parkinson disease, said one of the gunmen forced a pistol into her mouth and demanded valuables.
“He choke me and beat me up terrible in my head, then they tek the gun and put it down to my throat and seh that they got to get the money, the jewel and the phone card or they gone killed he (Claymont) but I keep calling and screaming for he (Claymont)…the two that was inside with me kept searching in here for the valuables because I ended up telling them where it was” the terrified woman recalled.
According to the woman, at this time she began screaming for neighbors to lend assistance but no one responded.
“I keep screaming, calling for help but people say they hear me screaming but they ain’t know is what…they aint come out and give a hand”.
After getting the valuables, the three armed men escaped on motorcycles.
Emmanuel managed to untie herself and ran outside, it was at this time that she found her husband lying in a pool of blood in the yard.
“When I come out find him lying here, if you see blood…hands was tied behind his back…they didn’t fire any gunshot or anything so I aint know how they kill him but I ran down the road and I call for help and some people tell me that they try to call the police…when he almost dead, then the Police come and I see people start coming out” the woman cried.
Claymont was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Emmanuel was also taken to the Mahaicony Hospital where she was treated and sent away.
This is not the first robbery committed on the couple. A few years ago, they were attacked by gunmen, badly beaten and robbed a large sum of cash. Up to press time, no one was arrested however the Police have confirmed that an investigation has been launched. The man leaves to mourn his wife and one child. (Kizzy Coleman)