Gunmen terrorise, rob Berbice businessman


Two armed men on Saturday evening terrorised and robbed a businessman of cash and other items when they invaded his New Amsterdam home.

Deonarine Albert, 52, and his 25-year-old son, Roberto had just arrived home when the robbery took place.

Reports are that the businessman’s son was just about to lock the gate when he was confronted by a gunman.

The son was held at gunpoint and escorted into the yard, where the bandits ordered the businessman into the house and demanded money and jewellery.

The businessman was gun-butted as the intruders made their demands.

The bandits collected the man’s mobile phone, an undisclosed sum of cash, and a quantity of jewellery before making good their escape. This publication was told that as the men were leaving the scene, they discharged several shots.

This is not the first time the family was terrorised by bandits.

On October 11, 2016, bandits used a similar method to enter the Alberts’ home.

On that occasion, the son was beaten by three armed men who forced him to hand over $620,000 along with his car keys.

The car, according to Albert, had in it $1,000,000 worth of phone cards, two laptops, and five cellular phones.

To date, no one was prosecuted for that robbery.