According to a police report, the men were masked and were armed with a cutlass and pieces of wood. They robbed and injured Daljit Balraj, 64 years and his wife Bidiawatee Balraj, 59 years, of Aldephi, Canje Village, Berbice, of a quantity of gold jewellery and cash.
The incident occurred at approximately 03:00 hrs. Police investigations revealed that Daljit Balraj was awaken by a noise in his yard and he went out on his verandah to investigate, when he was confronted by the men.
The bandits tied up the elderly couple, hit them in their faces and ransacked the house before escaping with the valuables. The victims were treated at the New Amsterdam Hospital and sent away. Investigations are in progress.
iNews had reported that an elderly re-migrant couple from East Canje, Berbice suffered a devastating act of robbery on Sunday night (October 25) when a gang of five men intruded their home and demanded their valuables.
iNews understands that at around 21:00 hrs, five men broke into the lot 257 No. 2 Village home of 62 – year – old Patrick Mangar and 66 – year – old Ravina Seeberchan and carted off with a television set, cash and other items.
The incident has also left Mangar a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital, after he suffered a laceration to his head; his wife was also treated at the hospital for similar injuries and sent away.