[www.inewsguyana.com] – Bandits on Tuesday morning (November 03) invaded a Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice home and attempted to rob a woman.
However, the victim was able to escape and raise an alarm, resulting in the gun carrying men to abandon their plan.
Miriam Hoosain, the victim, also suffered several blows to her head as one of the bandits tried to keep her quiet. She told iNews that the men took the gun and hit her on her face after she tried to sound an alarm. Hoosain recalled that the men threatened to kill her if she did not stay quiet.
The woman noted after she was attacked, she lost consciousness for a bit and then woke up in the kitchen, where she managed to overpower the lone gunman who kept watch on her.
The woman said she ran to her neighbour’s house and alerted them of the situation. The unmasked bandits, after hearing the woman screaming “thief! thief!” quickly escaped without taking any valuables from the home.
Meanwhile, the woman said while she was under attack by one of the robbers, another was upstairs searching the house and tormenting her two children – aged 11 and 6 – asking them where their mother’s room is located.
The early morning robbery occurred sometime around 6:00 hrs, when Hoosain was in her hammock relaxing, after seeing her husband off to work.
No arrest has been made as yet and police investigations are continuing.