dealer from Cotton Tree,
West Coast Berbice is nursing a gunshot wound to his
right leg at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he and his
family were terrorised and robbed of a large quantity of money
and jewellery at his home on Saturday night by four armed men.
Heeralall, a 52-year-old cambio dealer, is in
the Georgetown hospital after being shot by a bandit on Saturday
night. The bandits escaped with around $2.3M in various
currencies and $500,000 in jewellery.
According to Heeralall's wife, Irene, on
Saturday at about 8:30 pm she was bathing in the yard when she
spied men running in. She stated that her ten-year-old grandson
had just come into the yard when one of the robbers placed a
knife to his neck. She stated that she started screaming and one
of the men braced her bathroom door and told her to shut up.
After she continued screaming he pointed the gun at her and she
stopped shouting. One of the men then stayed with her while
three went upstairs.
Heeralall and his thirteen-year-old
granddaughter were upstairs in the couple's home unaware of what
was going on downstairs when three of the men pounced on them.
According to the granddaughter, the men asked her grandfather
whether he had a gun and he told them no and that he had no
money. They then shot him in his leg and demanded money and
gold. The granddaughter said the men then pushed her into a room
and found the money on the bed and she was forced to give them
the gold as they threatened to kill her. The men then hit
Heeralall on his head and leg where they had earlier shot him.
Irene told Sta-broek News that after the
three men ran downstairs they shouted "let's go" and
the fourth man left and they all scaled the fence. Neighbours
were then summoned and Heeralall was taken to the hospital. (Keisha