In­dian na­tional, wife robbed of car in sea­wall at­tack

Stabroek News Sunday - - WORLD NEWS -

A trip to the sea­wall by an In­dian na­tional and his wife ended with them be­ing held at gun­point by ban­dits, who robbed them of their car on Fri­day evening.

Har­jeet Singh, 55, who is a tech­ni­cal en­gi­neer, and his wife, Jessie Singh, 40, of Gar­nett Street, New­town, Kitty, parked their car, PNN 3428, on the Sea­wall Pub­lic Road and went for a walk along the sea­wall.

How­ever, af­ter they re­turned to the ve­hi­cle, they were at­tacked by two ban­dits, who were both armed. The men re­lieved them of the keys to their Toy­ota Premio car, which is val­ued at $1.8 mil­lion and other valu­ables.

Jessie ex­plained to this news­pa­per that Har­jeet was sit­ting on the sea­wall and she was stand­ing when she felt an ob­ject be­ing placed to her head. “The per­son told me don’t scream or say any­thing and when I looked at my hus­band, there was some­one else who held him at knife point,” the still trau­ma­tised woman said.

She ex­plained that one of the ban­dits re­lieved her hus­band of his cell phone, the house keys and car keys be­fore emp­ty­ing his pocket, which con­tained about $12,000. “Then they said, ‘Okay, this is the car key?’ But we aint an­swer and one of them ask me where is my phone and cash and I said, ‘I don’t have any­thing,’” Jessie re­lated.

The ban­dits then headed to the car, which was parked a short dis­tance away and drove away.

The men drove off, head­ing onto Vlis­sen­gen Road and then into David Street be­fore dis­ap­pear­ing.

Jessie said she im­me­di­ately raised an alarm. She said she first stopped a man that was head­ing in their di­rec­tion and re­quested a call but he had no credit. As a re­sult, she de­cided to stop a pass­ing ve­hi­cle. “The ve­hi­cle had a man and his wife and I told them what just hap­pened and that we need to go to the po­lice sta­tion but didn’t have any money,” she said. They were trans­ported to the Kitty Po­lice Sta­tion.

How­ever, Jessie said while they were given some form of as­sis­tance there, they were re­ferred to the Al­ber­town Po­lice Sta­tion, af­ter be­ing in­formed that the rob­bery oc­curred out of the ju­ris­dic­tion of the Kitty sta­tion. “The rank there sent out a sta­tion to sta­tion re­port af­ter I told him what hap­pened and then he sent a rank with us to the scene and when we go back [to the sta­tion] he told us that we need to go to Al­ber­town and make the re­port be­cause where the in­ci­dent hap­pen doesn’t fall un­der the Kitty Po­lice Sta­tion,” she said.

Up to last evening, the car was not yet re­cov­ered de­spite nu­mer­ous searches.

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