Journalist counting losses after home invaded by thieves


A journalist attached to the National Communications Network (NCN) is counting her losses after bandit (s) invaded her First Street, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Shunza Samuels told the News Room that the person(s) gained entry to the apartment she shares with her fiancé via the rear door which they pried open with an unknown object.

The couple lost two cell phones, an Acer laptop and a handbag containing $25,000 cash and personal documents.  At about 10:00hrs, a security guard found the handbag in front ETK mining, Atlantic Ville, which is a short distance from the robbery scene.

The guard then returned it to Samuels at her place of employment.

After waking up at around 05:30hrs, Samuels said her fiancé, Jermaine Massiah noticed that his phone was not on the bed where he left it.

The house where the burglary occurred.

“I turned to him and said ‘my phone is outside’ and his thinking was to go to my phone and dial his number to locate the phone but when he went outside, he said my phone was not there,” Samuels said.

It was at that moment that couple realized they were robbed.

“The first thing I thought of was ‘where is my laptop?’ because my laptop has all my final year projects, my documents, I’m currently doing my final year research, it has everything on there and he said the laptop is missing,” Samuels said in tears.

The young journalist is pleading with anyone who can help her locate the Acer laptop.

“The laptop is most important; I don’t know where to go from here after I’ve gone this far in my project.”

While she is thankful for life, Samuels said: “it’s very devastating that someone can just come into your house and just take what’s not theirs and we didn’t hear any unusual sound.”

A report has been made to Turkeyen police station and an investigation has been launched.

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