Businessman, wife robbed of $10M, guns and jewelry by Venezuelans


Police are on the hunt for three Venezuelans nationals who allegedly robbed a Port Kaituma, Region One businessman and his wife at gunpoint on Monday night.

Police Headquarters in a statement revealed that Elroy Allam, 56, and his 22-year-old reputed wife, Shonna Campbell, were robbed of $10M, four gold chains and four rings along with the following firearms:

– Semi-Automatic Rifle with 30 live rounds and one magazine;
– 32 semi-Automatic pistol with ten live rounds and two magazines and
– 12 gauge Semi-Automatic shotgun;

The News Room understands that Allam is a licensed firearm holder; the robbery occurred between 23:00h and 23:32h at Allam’s Port Kaituma Waterfront property. Police said one of the suspects is identifiable; ranks retrieved surveillance footage of the incident.

The suspects escaped in a boat along the Aruka River and as such, police ranks along with ranks from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard based at Morwhanna, responded to the robbery.

Police said while the ranks were searching along the Aruka River, they came under fire from the suspects. The ranks returned fire but the suspects inside the boat managed to escape in the direction of the Guyana/Venezuela border.

It is unclear at this time if any of the suspects were injured, but Police Headquarters reported that none of the ranks were injured during the shooting.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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