By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Festival City North Ruimveldt family got the scare of their lives in the wee hours of Monday morning when they were accosted by a group of six armed men outside their home.
According to reports, Ian Shanks and his wife had just come out of a taxi at about 02:00hrs on Monday August 17, when the six men pounced on them. The woman explained to iNews that two of the men had large guns and demanded that she and her husband hand over their valuables.
She said that although they complied with the requests, she was punched to her face several times while her husband was beaten about his body.
“They take the keys come inside, ransack the bedroom them took our jewellery….soon as we jump out the taxi and the car turn around the guns were at our throats,” the woman told iNews.
Mrs Shanks said that only one of the men wore a handkerchief around his face but the identities of the other men were not concealed. According to the husband, the ordeal lasted for all of ten minutes before the men made their escape on foot with close to $12,000 in cash and some amount of jewellery.
Although a report was made to the police immediately after the incident, Police Officers never arrived on the scene until after 4:00hrs. It was noted that another police officer was expected to arrive later on Monday to dust the scene for fingerprints and any other forensic evidence.