Businesswoman, housewife attacked, tied up by bandits

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A 40-year-old businessman and a 21-year-old housewife who were conversing outside of their Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara apartment were tied up and relieved of cash and valuables by armed bandits.

According to the police report, the two live in separate apartments at the said address.

Around 18:00hrs on Wednesday, the businesswoman told police she closed her shop and went inside when her friend came to visit; the two remained outside conversing.

Shortly after, police said three armed suspects held them at gunpoint. The women were forced into the businesswoman’s apartment and bounded with zip ties, while duct tape was placed on their mouths.

Police said the gunmen removed $900,000 in cash, a quantity of gold jewellery (value unknown) and two Blu top-up cellphones valued at $7,500 each from the businesswoman’s bedroom.

They then went over to the housewife’s apartment and removed a pair of gold earrings valued at $10,000, an Amazon tablet valued at $15,000, a hand purse containing two silver bands, a pair of earrings along with $20,000 in cash before escaping on foot.

A report was later made to police at 19:00hrs. Investigations are ongoing.

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