Knife-wielding bandits attack, rob Cuban doctor


A Cuban doctor was left traumatised after he was terrorised and robbed by armed bandits who broke into his living quarters at the Skeldon Hospital in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Monday.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Evardo Gutierrez Alvaeer. The doctor was relieved of two gold chains valued $510,000, two Smart television sets valued $75,000 and $150,000 in Guyanese currency.

Based on reports received, Gutierrez Alvaeer was awakened by a strange noise emanating from his living room and went to enquire. As he opened his bedroom door, he came face to face with the two men.

Upon seeing the victim, one of the bandits reportedly whipped out the knife and held the victim hostage during which he was relieved of the gold chains.

They then took the victim’s other valuables before making good their escape. After the suspects left, the doctor raised an alarm, and persons rushed to his aid. The matter was subsequently reported to the police and an investigation was launched.

Just recently a trio was arrested and charged for committing a $3 million armed robbery on a businessman in Corentyne, West Coast Berbice (WCB).

It was reported that on the day in question, the businessman went to a bank in Corriverton, Berbice, and withdrew the cash. He subsequently placed the money in his haversack in which he already had a quantity of Suriname Dollars.

Police reports said the man proceeded to another bank in Corriverton and withdrew another sum of money, and placed it in the same bag and went to conduct business.

He told Police that he parked his car on the eastern side of the Number 66 Public Road and left the haversack with the money in the front passenger seat but upon returning he discovered the haversack with the money missing.

The perpetrators were subsequently arrested and charged.