car found at Enmore
Armed bandits struck at Mahaica last night but
thanks to quick action by the police, they did not
get too far.
Their car was nabbed at a home in Enmore with its
engine still warm.
The occupants of the home have been detained,
including the registered owner of the car, after
they gave conflicting reports of the movements of
At around 20:00 hours the bandits had attacked
Samdeo Singh, the owner of the
S&S Supermarket, located at Helena number
one, Mahaica, just as he was nearing his home a mile
away after completing business for the day.
Speaking with this newspaper yesterday, Singh said
that he had closed his business and was heading home
in his car with his wife and three year old so when
he observed a silver grey Toyota 212 motorcar,
proceeding slowly in front of him.
He said that the car turned into the street where
his home is situated and slowed down considerably in
front of him to block his path.
“I blow to get past. I gave him a light but he did
not allow me to pass but he turned and blocked the
road. Within seconds they came out from their
vehicle, two of them including the driver. They tied
their faces,” Singh recalled.
He said that one of the men put a gun to his head
and demanded a bag in which he had placed the cash
from his supermarket sales.
Eventually, another bandit grabbed the bag but the
businessman and his wife refused to loose the
The bandits then decided to use extra force.
“They hit me in my head with
a gun and it was blood all over. They took the bag
and threw it into their car.”
Singh stated that the men went to their car and must
have had second thoughts that they would be followed
so they returned to him and demanded his car key.
“One of them said ‘look, I will take this
child’ my three year old son. But they took the
key and they drove away,” the businessman told
He said that he managed to identify the registration
number of the bandits’ car since it was
illuminated by his vehicle light from behind.
As soon as the men left he managed to contact the
police who responded and tracked the car down to
However, the money has not been recovered.
A senior police official told this newspaper that
one of the occupants of the Enmore house told police
that the car was parked in the yard just after
sundown, while another occupant related that the car
had gone to Parika and was not at home when the
robbery was said to have occurred.
According to Singh, the cash stolen by the bandits
amounted to about $3M and represents the
entire last week’s sales.
February 01, 2010