Bandits continue to create havoc on West Coast Demerara as multiple reports of robberies have been reported over the fast few days.
One such robbery was carried out Saturday night at Meten-Meer-Zorg, WCD, when two armed robbers attacked and robbed a young man.
The victim, Jason Singh, 20, of Lot 28 Ocean Garden, Meten-Meer-Zorg, was attacked about 20:50hrs while walking home from work.
Singh said he was two streets from his home when he felt an arm around his neck.
“One of the men came from behind me as I was walking and I just felt his arm come around my neck and I started to struggle with him,” Singh related.
As the two were scuffling, he explained that another man came up and pointed a gun at him.
“The other man just came out from a dark corner and he came up to me and I felt something cold at my side. After realising that he had a gun, I stopped resisting.”
Singh was relieved of $20,000 cash and a Samsung Galaxy S5.
He disclosed that after they took his possessions, they started to beat him.
“Both of the men started to kick and cuff me about my body. One of the guys kicked me on my knee and I fell,” Singh said.
After the incident Singh related that he was left lying on the ground when the two men got on a bicycle and rode away. The matter was reported to the Leonora Police Station.
Meanwhile, another similar matter was reported to the Leonora Station just a few hours later. This time the victim was a taxi driver the nearby village, Stewartville.
According to reports, the taxi was called to pick up someone but upon arrival at the location two men entered the vehicle and held him at gunpoint, demanding his assets.
He cooperated with the men who, after collecting the valuables, took off on a bicycle. The men are said to be Afro-Guyanese. Just a few days ago, People’s Choice Supermarket and a Post Office both located in Meten-Meer Zorg were broken into.
According to Harry Singh, owner of the supermarket, the bandits made off with over $400,000 worth of groceries and car products.
At the post office, $579,918 was taken by the robbers.