Police say they are investigating reports of armed robberies committed on two Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) families which occurred, this morning (Tuesday) allegedly by three masked males, all of whom were armed with handguns.
According to Police Public Relations and Press Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, their investigations revealed that about 02:00hrs, Chatterpaul Persaud and his wife were confronted by the bandits who gained entry into their one flat home via a southern door and relieved them of a quantity of gold jewellery and a sum of cash.
During the process, Persaud was reportedly dealt several lashes to his head after which the couple’s hands were bound.
The bandits then proceeded to the home of Persaud’s parents, which is adjacent, and allegedly relieved his 51-year-old mother of cash and jewellery.
Her husband, who was sleeping in another room, was not disturbed.
Chatterpaul Persaud received treatment at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital and was sent away.
According to Ramlakhan, investigators are currently obtaining statements and processing the scenes, in the presence of their newly installed Commander, Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper.
No arrests have yet been made.