Six armed men on Friday morning invaded a Lot 2 Seawell, East Coast Berbice home, entering through the roof.
Reports are the armed men climbed onto the roof of the two storey home at about 03:00h.
Speaking with INews, Deoram Wearty, who sleeps in the lower flat of the building, said he heard strange sounds coming from the upper flat and upon checking, realised that persons were on the roof of the building.
Before anyone could have acted, the men, two armed with handguns and four with cutlasses, ordered the occupants to hand over cash and jewellery.
Wearty related that when he and his sons did not comply with the intruders’ demands, they were beaten and one of the men fired a shot in the house.
He noted that it was at this point that an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery were handed over to the bandits.
INews was told that neighbours, who heard the commotion, alerted the Police but the men escaped on foot before they arrived.
However, the Police quickly cordoned off a section of the community but came up empty handed. They recovered two spent shells from the scene.
Four men from East Canje were taken into custody as Police continue their investigations.