[www.inewsguyana.com] – 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.
iNews understands that the couple was sitting downstairs when the masked men crouched into the yard and carried out the attack. According to reports, the bandits took the couple to the back of the house and demanded cash and jewellery. At the time, Seeberchan was wearing several pieces of jewellery and she gave it to the bandits.
The men then took her upstairs and demanded that she cooperate with them as they threatened kill her. Fearful for her life, the woman handed over an undisclosed amount of jewellery and $35,000 cash. She told iNews that the bandits tied her up and ransacked the house as they searched for items of value.
Meanwhile, the men hit Mangar in his head and he became unconscious but before that, they reportedly tore off his vest and tied him up. He was later rescued and taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital. The couple had recently migrated from neighbouring Suriname
The couple could not say what kind of weapons the bandits used. No arrest has been made as yet but Police are continuing investigations.