forced to jump
bandits attack Adelphi house
tried to call the police from my cell phone and the
number kept ringing out,” he said
caretaker of a house was forced to jump 15 feet to the ground in
his bid to escape five armed bandits who attacked the
East Canje home and who made off with $250, 000 early
said he was on the upper flat when he heard a knocking sound at a
window at around 01:45hrs.
Kaieteur News that he got up, switched on a light and went to the
front window. Peering out, he saw a man dressed in a camouflage
shirt and white short trousers standing on the road.
that there were bandits on the landing at the side of the house
trying to break the window, Waddy said he called out to his sister
Carlette Williams who lives next door. “I asked her if my
brother-in-law was at home. She said no and I called a relative Dandis
who is staying in the lower flat,” he said. As he spoke to his
sister and other relative, Waddy said the sound at the window
heard the sound of glass falling and realised that the bandits
were trying to get into the house.
the window in the back room and jumped through it. It is about 15
feet off the ground. When I land, I get up and scaled the fence
and head over to my sister,” Waddy said.
News understands that four men, three of whom were
armed, were seen on the platform to the house. They appeared
downstairs was screaming. “They start to fire some shots and
then I did not hear her screaming anymore. We thought that she was
dead. After about an hour the men left,” he said.
to call the police from my cell phone and the number kept ringing
out,” he said.
subsequently discovered that US$1,030 was missing from Guru
a resident of the United States of America , who has been sharing
the upper flat with Waddy.
driver's license, social security card and his employment card
were also stolen. Waddy,s wallet with $41,000 was taken as well.
to Guyana on February 4th and is scheduled to return to the USA on
February 20th. He was at the time in Georgetown , where he went to
uplift his suitcases.
said that the men kicked open the door
to the apartment in which
she is staying in the building.
me to be quiet and they had some long thing in their hands. They
tell me to hand over the money and jewellery. But what save me was
when a phone start ringing.”
Williams said that from her home, she saw the men as they
ransacked some sections of the house.
“I feel is
a set up, because they did not take anything else only the money.
They left the TV, VCR and so many other things,” she said.
said that the owner for the house lives overseas.
February 16, 2005