– gun, ammo, jewellery and cash missing
The police have launched an investigation into a robbery at a Number 6 Village, Corentyne, Berbice home which saw the burglars escaping with a shotgun, 25 rounds of ammunition, a quantity of jewellery and an undisclosed sum of money.
Based on information received, the family left their home on Sunday morning for a day of horse racing and upon returning, they found that their home was broken into. The head of the household reportedly told investigators that upon checking the premises, he realised that one shotgun and 25 cartridges were unaccounted for.
In addition, a quantity of gold and diamond jewellery and a sum of cash were missing. Investigators are working with the theory that the house was broken into during the day since the family left home in the daylight hours and returned when the sun had already set.
The main access door to the house can be seen from the roadway and by persons traversing the area. Guyana Times understands that the house is secured with grillwork and no forced entry was seen. When contacted, B Division Commander Paul Langevine said that he was not briefed on the facts of the robbery.
Nevertheless, a source told Guyana Times that several persons were questioned as police continue their investigations. Only on Thursday last, two persons were slapped with seven counts of robbery under arms committed on a Berbice businesswoman.
Sylvester Joseph called “Sleepy” and Ashley Bonita Brijpaul appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh for the offence committed on April 13, 2019.
Police, acting on information, led to the arrest of the suspects. Joseph reportedly admitted that he committed the act along with three others.
As such, he took the police to his house where he handed over a 400 classic firearm which was hidden under zinc sheets. Prior to that, police ranks went to the Main Street, Cumberland, home of Brijpaul where he was arrested.
The two men were not required to plea to the charges committed on Premchand Seelochan, Tarmattie Seelochan, Neil Seelochan, Aditiee Rambudhan, Andre Beerbhajan, Rohan Deonarine and Fiaz Latiff.