Bandits chop, beat Craig resident during robbery


A 45-year-old resident of Buzz Bee Dam, Craig, East Bank Demerara is nursing a chop wound to the head after three bandits, armed with a gun and cutlasses, invaded his house in the wee hours of Saturday.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that Eyon Campbell was robbed of $350,000 cash, one DVD player, one 42-inch Sony television, and one black Samsung J2 Core cell phone valued $35,000.

Campbell, who lives alone in his flat concrete house, told the police that he secured his house and retired to bed at around 21:00hrs but at around 02:3hrs, he was awoken by footsteps in his bedroom and was subsequently confronted by the three assailants who demanded cash and valuables.

The victim immediately handed over his money but the bandits demanded more; the victim indicated he did not have more money when one of the armed men chopped him to the head and beat him with the cutlass about the body.

They took the other items and then escaped via a northern door, where they initially gained entry. Campbell sought medical attention at the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown and was later discharged.

He lodged a police report at the Golden Grove Police Station.


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