Two Enmore, East Coast Demerara families were, in the wee hours of Tuesday, terrorised and robbed by three masked men who were all armed with handguns.
Chatterpaul Persaud and his wife were reportedly confronted by the gunmen at about 02:00h on Tuesday, after the gunmen had reportedly gained entry into the Persauds’ home via a door they pried open.
Upon entry into the home, the gunmen reportedly dealt Persaud several lashes to his head after he refused to cooperate in handing over his valuables. The men then bound the hands of their victims and proceeded to ransack the home.
During their search, the gunmen found a quantity of gold jewellery and an undisclosed sum of cash, which they bagged.
And after leaving the man’s home, they went to his mother’s home, which is adjacent to his. There they held the 51-year-old woman at gunpoint and demanded cash and jewellery.
Out of the fear for her life, the woman cooperated and handed over a quantity of gold jewellery and a sum of cash. Upon collecting same, the gunmen fled the scene.
Upon realizing that the men had left, Persaud managed to untie himself and his wife and raise an alarm. The injured man was taken to the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital, where he was treated. The Police have since launched an investigation into the robberies, but no arrest has as yet been made.
Meanwhile, there have been an increased in reports of home invasions.
Only, on Sunday evening a gang of five men, all armed with guns, invaded the Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home of 44-year-old Ameer Bacchus and his 40-year-old wife Somawattie Bacchus, called “Samantha”.
Reports are the men at about 11:35h, invaded the Lot 767 Timmers Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam home which also houses a business in the lower flat.
Somawattie Bacchus told this publication that her husband went to open the gate for her brother when the gunmen pounced on them.
“Them start fuh kick he and then I ask why them beating he, why y’all don’t take what ya’ll want and go… I bend down fuh help me husband and then the bandit start to kick me up in my face and back and asking for my bangle and the cash,” the still traumatised woman related.
This publication understands that the gunmen escaped with several cellular phones, a Samsung tablet, a total of $90,000 in cash and an estimated $200,000 in jewellery. An investigation has been launched.