Canal No.1 businessman, son robbed of over $2.2M

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A Canal No.1 West Bank Demerara businessman and his son were robbed of over $2.2 million on Monday by four masked men.

Police Headquarters reported that 64-year-old Narinedeo Jairam and his 40-year-old son Ammardatt were confronted by the bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun between 10:30h and 10:50h on Monday.

The businessman and a 48-year-old domestic worker were also beaten by the bandits. Police said the bandits approached the businessman while he was eating breakfast in a hammock under his house, hit him in the head with the gun and sat on top of him.

The other bandits grabbed the domestic worker and dealt her several blows about the body.

The suspects then demanded the keys to the house and proceeded to a locked container in the house, broke the lock and removed the $2.2M.

Meanwhile, during the course of the robbery, Ammardatt entered the yard and was confronted by the bandits who then proceeded to rob him of $200,000.

The men then escaped in a waiting white motorcar.

Jairam and the domestic worker were treated for their injuries at the Canal No.1 Health Centre and sent away.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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