A Black Bush Polder family had to endure 30 minutes of horror as armed bandits invaded their home on Thursday evening. Then, they hid between banana trees all night waiting for the Police to arrive.
Speaking with the News Room Lennox Ramcharran, 51, said that approximately 20:30 hrs he heard his dogs barking and as he ventured outside to investigate he was confronted by three masked men armed with guns.
He said the men gun-butted and beat him as they brought him back into the house. There, they also brutalized his wife and two children and placed them on the floor while demanding cash and jewelry.
Blood stains lined the steps where Ramcharran was beaten to his head. He sought medical attention on Friday Morning.
Approximately $ 200,000 and a quantity of jewelry were handed over but the men were not satisfied. They ransacked the house in search of more cash.
Several shots were fired and a window was also broken.
The rice farmer explained that sometime after the men left, he heard a gunshot and thought the bandits had returned.
Fearful for his life and that of his family, he said they left the house and sought refuge among banana trees a short distance away until this morning.
Meanwhile, residents who heard the gunshots contacted the Mibicuri Police Station but were reportedly told there was no vehicle available to respond to the crime scene.
Residents expressed disappointment and called on the Minister of Public Security to make a available a vehicle to the Mibicuri Station.
RDC Councillor and Resident Lalbahadur Singh also pleaded for a vehicle to be placed at police station at the earliest in order for the Police to have regular patrols around the community.
An investigation has been launched so far no arrest was made.