Herstelling couple tied up, beaten, robbed by bandits

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A Herstelling, East Bank Demerara couple is in a traumatised state after they were tied up, beaten and robbed by two bandits, who were armed with guns, on Tuesday night.

According to a police report, the 50-year-old victim – a taxi driver – said he had just secured his shop at the house and was feeding his dogs in the yard at around 20:40hrs when he was attacked by two males, who forced him into his house using the back door.

At the same time, the victim was gun-butted and received lacerations to his head.

Both the victim and his wife were tied with a cloth while the bandits ransacked the house.

They escaped with a Samsung S8 cellular phone valued at $80,000; a Samsung J3 cellular phone valued at $40,000; a Samsung 65-inch smart television; a quantity of gold jewellery estimated value of $500,000 and $US1200 in cash.

Investigations are ongoing.

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