Wife shot, husband beaten during Eccles home invasion

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In the wee hours of Saturday morning, two gun-toting bandits invaded the home of newspaper distributor Sasenarine Ramsuchit at Lot 21 “CC” Eccles New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

They beat the 64-year-old businessman to his head, inflicting wounds that had to receive 10 stitches; and shot his wife, 58-year-old Joyce Lauren Ramsuchit, who had to be admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.

When the ordeal was finally over, the Ramsuchits had been robbed of a bag containing money and jewellery, and his son’s laptop and other electronic devices had been taken away.

The injured businessman related that he was heading out of his yard to commence his daily distribution at about 03:30hrs when he was attacked by two armed men, who held him at gunpoint and ordered him back into the house. While in the house, the bandits ordered his wife and son into his bedroom, and instructed them to lie on the floor.

The men then demanded money and jewellery, but when he hesitated to comply with their request, he was beaten to the head and other parts of his body whilst his son and wife looked on. During the ordeal, one of the men then placed a gun to his wife’s body and threatened that, if she did not hand over the money, he would shoot her. After some hesitation from the woman, the bandit discharged a round, hitting the woman to one of her legs.

The men then ransacked a wardrobe, where they came across a bag containing money and jewellery. This they took, along with his son’s laptop and other electronic devices, before escaping.

Ramsuchit believes that the men had been monitoring his movements over time, since they came at 03:30h, the exact time he would leave home on a daily basis. He also noted that the men emerged from behind his home, leaving him to believe that they had hidden themselves while they waited on him to exit the house.

Ramsuchit detailed that after the men had left, he alerted his neighbours to what had happened, then attended to his injured wife, picking her up and taking her to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she was admitted. The bullet that was lodged in the leg has been removed.

The Police were subsequently summoned, and an investigation has been launched. No arrests have as yet been made.

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