Essequibo couples home invaded by masked bandits

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedElderly Corentyne couple assaulted, robbed of millions by armed bandits in home invasionOctober 27, 2018In “Crime”Gunmen rob another family in Helena #1, MahaicaSeptember 4, 2016In “Crime”Masked gunmen terrorize, rob Essequibo familyFebruary 9, 2015In “Crime” -Suspect in custody An Essequibo couple, residing at Onderneeming Sandpit in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were left in a state of shock as their privacy and home were invaded by three masked bandits, armed with deadly weapons, who robbed the couple of a quantity of cash.37-year-old security guard, Simman Rodrigues and his wife retired to bed around 20:00 hrs on Saturday night but awoke to a loud sound coming from one of their rooms around 3:30hrs on Sunday.Rodrigues said he and his wife were then confronted by two masked men, one of whom placed a handgun to his head and demanded gold and cash. The other bandit used a knife to threaten Rodrigues’ wife. A third bandit was said to be waiting in the yard.The couple were reportedly robbed of $3000 cash, one tablet valued $18000 and four cellular phones valued at $103,000.The incident was reported to the Suddie Police Station and a suspect has since been arrested as investigations continue.Inews understands that a 25-year-old unemployed man from Reliance village on the Essequibo Coast  is presently in police custody assisting with investigations concerning the  alleged armed robbery which took place.