Cattle farmer survives home invasion
A resident of Catherina’s Lust, West Coast Berbice, is happy to be alive after what is believed to be an attempted robbery, was thwarted by his neighbours on Monday night last.
Fifty-year-old Raymond Walters, a livestock farmer, who also works as a security guard at the Blairmont Sugar Estate, lives alone at Catherina’s Lust South, aback of a rapidly developing Hopetown Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society housing scheme.
According to Mr. Walters, it was about midnight when he went outside to use his detached toilet and was returning to the house. He was nearing the top of the stairs when three men suddenly pounced upon him, raining blows, while one man held him by the throat as they dragged him into the house and demanded money. Walters recalled being bitten on the ears by the man who was choking him, and he was able to push him away during the struggle to be able to shout for help. His neighbours responded promptly, and the approaching lights were enough to force the attackers to beat a hasty retreat, leaving their victim bleeding from the head and the ear.
The matter was reported at the Fort Wellington Police Station, and Walters was taken to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was kept overnight.
A traumatized Walters disclosed that he was robbed twice before in recent times, but the police were never able to solve the cases. He however claims that he was able to recognize one of the attackers in this reported incident.
The police are investigating.