Home News Craig man chopped, beaten by bandits during home invasion
A Craig, East Bank Demerara man was confronted by armed bandits, in his home, who demanded cash and valuables.
Forty-five-year-old Eyon Campbell of Buzz Bee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was asleep at about 02:30h on Saturday morning when he heard footsteps in his bedroom.
The man told Police as he jumped out of bed, he was confronted by three armed bandits.
Police have since said that the victim, who lives alone, secured his home and retired to bed at about 21:00h.
Fearful for his life, Campbell immediately handed over his money, but the suspects demanded more cash even as the victim told them that he did not have more.
As a result, one of the armed assailants dealt the victim a chop to his head and several lashes about his body, causing him to receive injuries.
Campbell was relieved of $350,000; one DVD player; one 42-inch Sony television and one black Samsung J2 Core cell phone valued at $35,000.
The bandits further relieved the man of other valuables and made good their escapes via a northern door, from where they gained entry into the house.
After the bandits left, Campbell went to a private medical facility where he was treated for his injuries and subsequently reported the matter to the Golden Grove Police Station. Ranks then visited his home. Investigations are in progress.
Only a week ago, 40-year-old Ahilia Robertson and 38-year-old Yogita Balgobin of Mon Repos Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara (ECD), were robbed by two armed men who invaded their home as they were about to retire to bed.
Police said Robertson had just locked her gate and as she walked towards her house, she observed two men, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, walking towards her.
She told Police that the men held onto her and began demanding that she hand over the cash and jewellery. Fearful for her life, Robertson led the men to where she was keeping the valuables.
Robertson and Balgobin were relieved of two cell phones, one laptop, and one iPad.
Following the robbery, one of the bandits hit Robertson to her neck before making good their escape in a waiting motor car. (G9)