Financial Director, wife, 10-month-old baby robbed at gunpoint

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Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery committed on a 43-year-old Financial Director and his 30-year-old spouse which occurred about 02:30hrs this morning, at their Republic Park, East Bank Demerara address.

A police report noted that five men, two of whom were armed with handguns, attacked the family and robbed them of a quantity of jewellery, several electronic gadgets, documents and other valuables.

News Room understands that Financial Director is attached to the Guyana Shore Base, which is a company that is contracted by ExxonMobil; the man is a United States Citizen and his spouse is from Russia.

Investigations revealed that the male victim responded to a sound from the house alarm which he had activated before retiring to bed when he was confronted by a male suspect who struck him on his head with an instrument.

The other suspects held the couple, including their 10-month-old daughter, at gunpoint, ransacked the house and escaped via an eastern glass-door with the valuables.

News Room was reliably informed that they were robbed of a laptop computer valued $300,000, two Apple iPhones, $90,000 in Guyana currency; $200 US currency; a diamond and gold wedding band; nine gold rings and a silver Fossil wristwatch valued US$200; a pair of diamond and gold earrings valued US$2,000 and a silver bracelet valued US$1,000.

Police promptly responded and combed the area but the suspects were not seen. No one has been arrested and investigations are ongoing.

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