Coren­tyne res­i­dents fear­ful af­ter rob­beries

- call­ing for more po­lice pa­trols

Stabroek News - - STARBROEK NEWS -

The res­i­dents of Bushlot Farm and neigh­bour­ing villages on the Coren­tyne are call­ing on the po­lice in ‘B’ Divi­sion to beef up pa­trols and their polic­ing tac­tics in the area, af­ter at least three rob­beries in the past sev­eral days.

The lat­est vic­tim, Sase­wat­tie Singh also known as “Pammo”, 37, of Lot 127 Bushlot Farm, Coren­tyne, ex­plained that

around 10.45 pm on Tues­day, her son was sit­ting in the ham­mock un­der her bot­tom house, when two masked men armed with hand­guns in­vaded their home.

“Me hear peo­ple a talk and me come out me bed and say ‘Su­raj, who da?’, by time me say da them man done reach up a in­side step and point the gun at me”.

She noted, that one stood guard over her son, 19, and daugh­ter, 15, while the other de­manded cash and jew­ellery from her. “He get me a search, he say he want all the jewel and all the money”, she re­layed.

The men es­caped with over $500,000 in gold jew­ellery, $45,000 in cash and five cel­lu­lar phones.

The sin­gle mother of two is call­ing on the po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate the mat­ter thor­oughly.

Mean­while, the po­lice are also in­ves­ti­gat­ing three other rob­beries in the area.

Stabroek News was told, that on Fri­day at 10 pm, three masked men, two armed with hand­guns and the third with a cut­lass, pounced on a Maida Farm fam­ily, rob­bing them of two gold rings val­ued $40,000, four Brazil­ian ban­gles val­ued $20,000, $6,000 in cash and two cel­lu­lar phones.

On Satur­day around 1.45 am also at Maida Farm, Coren­tyne, three masked men, two armed with hand­guns and the third with a cut­lass, robbed a fam­ily of four cel­lu­lar phones val­ued at $250,000, $53,000 in cash, one lap­top com­puter and a quan­tity of jew­ellery.

Mean­while, on Sun­day last around 11 pm, a Fyr­ish Vil­lage cou­ple was on a mo­tor­cy­cle in front of a gro­cery store in the said area, when three men am­bushed and robbed them of $15,000 in cash and one cel­lu­lar phone.

Stabroek News was told yes­ter­day, that sev­eral per­sons have been ques­tioned in re­la­tion to the rob­beries. Ac­tive in­ves­ti­ga­tions are presently on­go­ing, the source noted.

Sase­wat­tie Singh

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