Deadly Robbery: Bandits stole gold; wife pleaded for her life


The three bandits who robbed an Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River supermarket and slashed the throat of the owner, Chinese National Yang Lisong, stole a quantity of raw gold during the crime.

Reports indicate that they had intentions to also kill, Lisong’s wife, Wen Shuping, but she was spared after pleading for her life.

The News Room was informed that as investigators continue to probe the brutal murder, three suspects are currently in custody.

The suspects are Darvy Diaz De Costa, Pharrel Prince Adelph and Oscar Alside Scanio.

They were all questioned by detectives and the News Room was informed that they detailed their involvement in the crime.

Information reaching the News Room revealed that De Costa bounded the Chinese couple and after he was reportedly told by Scanio to kill them, he slit the throat of Lisong.

However, he claimed only cut Suping to her face after she pleaded for her life.

Adelph reportedly assisted De Costa to bound Suping. He also searched the supermarket for valuables. In doing this, he told investigators that he found an unknown amount of raw gold.

At the police station, Adelph reportedly handed over a piece of gold to a Guyana Defence Force rank, who he knows and asked that he deliver it to his mother.

The gold was handed over to the police and it weighed 4.3 grams.

Adelph further claimed that Scanio also took possession of a quantity of gold during the crime.

However, the News Room was told that Scanio denied this.

Scanio told the police that he acted as a lookout man while his two accomplices were inside the supermarket.

As the investigation continues, the News Room was further told that the police returned to the scene on Thursday where they recovered the suspected murder weapon, a knife.

The knife was reportedly used to slit Lisong throat.

The three suspects remain in custody. Two of the suspects were arrested shortly after the crime, while the third suspect was nabbed several hours after.

The incident occurred around 14:00hrs Thursday, at a supermarket at Eteringbang Landing that the Chinese couple operated.

Police said that ranks from the Eteringbang Police Station received a phone call from the owner of the building that houses the supermarket, ‘Vanlang’.

He reported that something was happening at the building. As a result, ranks who were at Eteringbang Landing at the time responded.

Upon arrival at the supermarket, Police said the supermarket entrance was locked.

Upon further checking, Lisong was found in one of the rooms in the building. He was lying against a wall, clad in a grey jersey and dark grey trousers.

Suping was found in another room.

1 Comment
  1. habeeb says

    Dem bhai look like VENEZUELANS…. or Guyanese born in Venezuela and returned to Guyana ?

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