By Royan Abrams
The Police in Berbice are hunting for two men who executed a robbery on a Belvedere, Corentyne Businessman and his family and escaped with cash and valuables on Tuesday (January 10, 2017).
News Room understands that the robbery took place between 20:20 hours and 20:27 hours last night while the businessman who has been identified as 36 year old Huang Jun Xiong of Lot 23 “B” Belvedere Public Road and Businesswoman, 36 year old Zhang Bi Hang were conducting business when two men, one armed with a shot gun and the other with a cutlass pulled up on a motor cycle and attacked them.
According to information reaching the News Room, the two victims operate the “Good Life Supermarket” located at Belvedere on the Corentyne and at the time of the robbery, the victims were wrapping up on the day’s sale when the armed suspects rode up at the location on a black Jialing motor cycle and rushed into the supermarket and ordered the victims along with several customers who were at the business place at the time to lay on the ground facing down.
News Room was told that the one of the bandits who was armed with the shotgun attacked Zhang Bi Hang while demanding cash. As Hang was about to hand over the money, Huang Jun Xiong pulled her away which resulted in the two suspects grabbing him and beating him about his body with the shotgun and cutlass. Hang was later taken by one of the armed bandits to the upper flat of the supermarket where he resides and there he handed over $300,000 before being taken back to the lower flat of the building where the supermarket is housed.
The two suspects also escaped with the days sales which amounted to $100,000 and US $1000. The police were called in they questioned several persons in the area but got no useful information. However they reviewed CCTV footage which revealed that one of the suspects was wearing a whitest gray long sleeve shirt, a checkered three quarter pants, brown sneakers and a black full face helmet while the other bandit wore a red, black and grey hoodie, a red cap and a red bandana tied around his face, a long camouflage pants and black slippers.
Investigations are ongoing.