The two men who wore masks pounced upon Abdul Amin
Ganie and two other persons who were under his house at Goed
Banana Land, East Canje, Berbice.
Ganie also known as `Baker' was relieved of all his
jewellery which included gold chains, bands and finger
rings, Canadian $3000 and US$2000 and $5000 in Guyana
currency. Veena Ramrattan, who resides at the house with
her husband Terry Bacchus when Ganie is away, was also
relieved of her finger rings including her wedding ring.
According to Ganie, he was at home under his house
with his friend Brijmohan Sarwan and Ramrattan. He was
lying on a bed while Ramrattan was sitting in one
hammock and his friend in another when the men came up.
The men who came from the back of the house, placed guns
to the head of Ganie and Sarwan and made Ramrattan lie
flat on the ground. They then commanded them not to move
or speak. Scared for his life, Ganie said he told them
to take what they wanted. The men then proceeded to
strip him of his jewellery and his pants which contained
the money. After the men left they all started shouting
for help and called for the police who arrived less than
fifteen minutes after.
He stated that he came to the country
from Canada one week ago for his mother's funeral and
that this was the first time he was robbed. (Keisha