A family at De Willem on the West Coast of Demerara
was the victim of an armed robbery early yesterday.
Ramsingh points to where a gunman had entered
their house on Thursday night by cutting
According to reports from the police, around 2 am
three armed men gained entry to Ramkumar Ramsingh's
residence by cutting a grill
on the eastern side of the house. Ramsingh told Stabroek
News yesterday he had information that the total number
of bandits was six; four came into the house and two
Ramsingh, who had heard the noise as they were trying
to cut the grill, confronted the men and asked who they
were and the bandits told him they were `policemen'.
The businessman told Stabroek News that he realised
it could not have been the police and began to shout
"thief!" At this he said the bandits hurried
up their work and one of them gained entry through the
window. He opened the fridge to shed some light on the
kitchen and then opened the kitchen door for the others
to gain entry.
They found the man on his inner step from where he
was observing them and stuck him up; they then ordered
him to take them to the second floor.
They put him to sit on a chair since he has a slight
disability, and the two others went into his daughters'
room and began beating them and asking for money and
jewellery. He said that one of his daughters gave the
men a box filled with various pieces of jewellery
worth over $100,000. They then got everyone in
the home to lie in the hallway including the man's wife.
The man said when they asked him for money he led
them down the stairs to where he kept his money in a
trouser pocket and he gave them $200,000.
They fired five rounds into the air before escaping.
The police arrived shortly after the event, scoured the
area and set up a roadblock but their efforts were
Meanwhile a Leguan milk vendor reported being robbed
of a quantity of cash on the West Coast on Tuesday.
The vendor said that she was carrying on her trade at
Meten-Meer-Zorg at 9:15 am when a man approached her
with a knife and relieved her of her bag which contained
The police on the West Coast are investigating.