twice in a week
ANNANDALE, East Coast Demerara robbery victim, Ann Bassant, 76, and her two granddaughters Dolly, 27, and Penny, 15, shortly after Buxton gunmen attacked and terrorised them in broad daylight on Sunday.
was kicked twice in the stomach by the bandits. The still visibly
shaken young woman said she fell on the mud floor under their house
at Sand Reef, Annandale, after the second kick.
She said the bandits also
ripped down her
men also tried to
strip her mother Sybil Bassant.
terror unleashed by gunmen from Buxton continued
when on Sunday, they again attacked and robbed the poor family for the
second time in less than a week.
Last week Monday, armed gunmen crossed over the dam (dirt road) separating Buxton and Annandale and robbed the Bassant household of cash and jewellery.
that traumatic ordeal, the bandits also beat two of the family members
who had to be taken to hospital where they were treated for injuries
they sustained during the attack.
At about 13:30 hrs Sunday, three gunmen attacked the household again, terrorising and beating them, before calmly walking away with a 14" television set and a pair of gold earrings.
walking away with a
14" television set
Tearfully recounting the ordeal to this newspaper on Sunday, Ann Bassant said she pleaded with the gunmen not to kill anyone.
pensioner said she told them that only last week Monday they had
carried away whatever little she had and that her family had nothing
Residents in Annandale are calling for a high concrete wall to be built to separate them from Buxton since they cannot live in peace as gunmen from the troubled and violence prone neighbouring village continue to terrorise them.