Elderly Customs broker assaulted, robbed in Hadfield St home invasion


Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a robbery under arms committed on a 61-year-old Customs broker and a his 61-year-old secretary while they were home at their Hadfield Street, Georgetown residence on Saturday evening resulting in the loss of a firearm, live rounds, cash, jewellery and other valuables.

According to information received, the incident occurred at around 21:00hrs on the day in question.

Reports indicate that the victims were at home, fast asleep –with the front veranda door open- when the broker- identified as Watson Gray- was reportedly awoken with a slap to his face.

Gray told the police that immediately after receiving the slap, he heard a voice say “we come to kill you” followed by “where is the gun?”

The elderly man explained that at this point, there were two masked men in his room and he observed as one took a knife and pried open his wardrobe door.

The bandits then managed to remove Gray’s black Taurus .32 pistol along with 100 live rounds.

This publication understands that one of the robbers then proceeded to hit the elderly man across his head causing him to fall unconscious.

It was then that the bandits reportedly made good their escape with $115,000, a quantity of gold jewellery valued at approximately $1.3M, and two Samsung mobile phones.

No shots were reportedly fired at the scene of crime.


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