Corentyne residents terrorized by bandits


A family of Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne Berbice is calling on the Police to intensify their presence in the Upper Corentyne area in light of a number of robberies in the past few days.

The most recent attack occurred at approximately 22:45 hrs on Tuesday when two masked men, armed with guns, attacked a single mother and her two children.

Nineteen-year-old Tameshwar Singh told News Room he was relaxing downstairs in a hammock when two men jumped the gate and held him at gunpoint.

The young man said the bandits forced him upstairs and tied his hands and feet as they demanded money and valuables.

At that point, his mother Sasewattie Singh called “Pamo”, woke up when she too was attacked.

The woman said one of the bandits told her that he was hired to end her life.

“He say a millionaire pay he to kill me. I ask he what? Who? But he didn’t answer. So, I say to myself if this was true he would have done it,” the distraught woman said.

Singh said the bandits took all her savings, several pieces of jewellery and two cell phones after ransacking the entire house.

The mother explained the entire incident has left her 17-year-old daughter in a state of shock, noting that the teen has been crying since the incident.

Meanwhile, over past few days, there has been an increase in armed robberies within the neighbouring communities of Bush Lot, Bush Lot Farm and Maida.

On November 2, the Ishmael family of Maida was attacked and relieved of over $76,000 in jewellery and two cellphones.

The family had just my returned from a wake in the community when they were attacked and held at gunpoint. One gunshot was even fired in the direction of one of the victims.

Further, on November 3 at Maida Farm, two masked men, armed with guns and cutlasses, escaped with over $600,000 worth in items and cash from three victims.

At approximately 01:45 hrs on the said date, a 17-year-old female student woke up to someone touching her body.

Her screams alerted her uncle, Ravin Doobay in the upper flat, who came face to face with the bandits.

Doobay, a Farmer of Lot 21 Maida, was tied up and relieved of a laptop valued at $300,000, iPhone valued at $160,000, cellphone valued at $25,000, a gold chain valued at $80,000 and $10,000 cash.

Meanwhile, Elroy Johnson, another tenant who resides with Doobay, was also relieved of several items.

The 46-year-old Farmer was beaten and had to seek medical attention.

The bandits managed to cart off with $15,000 cash, a gold ring and one cellphone belonging to Johnson.

Police are said to be working on several leads to apprehend the perpetrators.

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