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A husband and wife were on Monday terrorised and robbed by two armed men who invaded their home at Recht-Door-Zee, West Bank Demerara.
The two perpetrators, one of whom was armed with a handgun and the other with a knife, eventually carted off $200,000 in cash, one pair of gold-studded earrings, one gold wedding band, one diamond-and-silver ring, and one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone.
Based on reports received, the 44-year-old woman was sitting in the verandah of her home with her mother when she observed two men jumping the western gate to enter the yard. Before she could raise an alarm, the men had run up to her and held her at gunpoint, in the process relieving her of a sum of cash and jewellery.
The perpetrator with the knife reportedly kept watch while the gunman went into the house, where he accosted the 48-year-old man who was in this bedroom, and began to demand cash. The perpetrator even discharged a round in the man’s direction, hitting him on his left leg.
The Police have said that the perpetrators then confiscated their victims’ cash and made good their escape in a waiting vehicle.
After the ordeal, the injured man was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he was admitted a patient.
An investigation has been launched.