THREE 10-year-old boys got the scare of their lives when three armed bandits broke into their family home at Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo, ransacked it and carried away more than $1M in cash, jewellery and other items.
removed a brand new lap top computer worth Cdn$3,000
Vikash and Kemchand Persaud (cousins) huddled together under their
sheets and pillows Monday night as the men removed a brand new lap
top computer worth Cdn$3,000, more than $200,000 in jewellery and
some $450,000 from the home at Lot 38 Quan Street, Vergenoegen.
money was being saved to build a house, relatives said.
Relatives yesterday said that family members from overseas in Guyana for a wedding which took place Sunday, were in the house at Lot 24 (opposite the one that was robbed). They said they were all on the verandah and completely unaware of what was happening.
The boys said the men wore black clothes and carried big guns.
wore black clothes and carried
gunmen also helped themselves to servings of leftover cake, drink
and candies during the 15-minute robbery, family members said.
we woke up the next morning, candy and cake was all through the
house and in the yard", one said.
Guyanese Rena Persaud who was the bride on Sunday, related that the
men moved through the house, cursing and just grabbing anything they
could find, including passports for family members which are still
men then fled the area on two bicycles they stole from a neighbour
the same night.
family, in Levans Street in the village, said they also suffered at
the hands of bandits on Monday night.
Fazil Ibrahim said he and his wife Bibi Khan awoke
around 01:30 hrs to the sound of the lock on their chicken pen being
said that by the time he armed himself with a cutlass and went
downstairs, the men had already left and he only saw his gate
swinging. However, the men removed a bicycle and six roles of wire
mesh from the yard.
said the mesh would have been used to extend his chicken pen.
The couple lamented that they are trying to make an honest living and are being attacked by bandits