La Grange family robbed at gunpoint


Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed a La Grange, West Bank Demerara family at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

Police Headquarters reported that the suspects were armed with a handgun and an axe.

According to the report, the victims were relieved of their smartphones, jewelry, cash and other items. The incident occurred at Independence Street, La Grange at about 19:45hrs.

Kumarie Persaud, a 40-year-old housewife was robbed of a pair of gold bangles valued at $200,000, an iPhone XR with sim card valued at $140,000; and a black Guess shoulder bag valued at $13,000.

The bag contained a black purse valued at $5000, two Guyanese National ID cards belonging to her and Wazir Persaud along with other documents (receipts, bills) and $20,000 in local currency.

A 21-year-old vendor, Randy Persaud was relieved of his Samsung S6 Edge phone valued at $65,000 and $25,000 in local currency.

Radiya Persaud, an 18-year-old Human Resource Manager at Puran Brothers, was robbed of her gold ring valued at $15,000, an iPhone 6 valued at $45,000 and a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $25,000.

Police reported that one of the victims, Wazir, was confronted by the suspects in the yard.

He was held at gunpoint by the suspect armed with the gun, who directed him into the house and forced the family into a bedroom where they relieved them of the items.

“The two suspects then confronted the other victims in the house and demanded that they hand over their valuables,” police said.

Police said the suspects escaped on foot in a northern direction.

Several persons were questioned and the area was canvassed for surveillance cameras.
Investigations are ongoing.

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