Lusig­nan Golf Club robbed again

-guard held at gun­point dur­ing early morn­ing break-in

Stabroek News - - Letters -

For the eighth time in the past five months, ban­dits once again broke into the Lusig­nan Golf Club, on the East Coast of De­mer­ara, where they held the se­cu­rity guard at gun­point be­fore mak­ing off with a quan­tity of bev­er­ages and other items.

Club su­per­vi­sor Philip Haynes yes­ter­day told Stabroek News that the break-in oc­curred some­time be­tween 2 am and 3 am yes­ter­day.

The crime was al­legedly com­mit­ted by three un­masked men, one of whom was armed with a hand­gun.

Two per­sons have since been de­tained by the po­lice for ques­tion­ing.

Haynes ex­plained to this news­pa­per that the se­cu­rity guard on duty re­ported that he was alerted af­ter hear­ing a “hit­ting” sound on the con­crete walls. The guard was con­fronted af­ter the men broke through a wall.

The men, Haynes said, gained en­try into the bar and the garage by break­ing the walls.

It was from these ar­eas that they carted off a quan­tity of bev­er­ages as well as gaso­line, jer­seys, cut­lasses and other items.

An alarm was raised and the po­lice was sum­moned af­ter their es­cape.

Haynes said the club build­ing has surveil­lance cam­eras but they are cur­rently not work­ing.

He added that ef­forts are be­ing made to have a se­cu­rity alarm sys­tem set up within the next two weeks.

Haynes ex­pressed frus­tra­tion about the con­stant at­tacks and voiced his be­lief that they are be­ing un­der­taken to sab­o­tage to the cur­rent man­age­ment of the club.

One of the re­cent at­tacks at the club oc­curred early last month, when the club was robbed of a to­tal of $1 mil­lion in valu­ables fol­low­ing a break-in.

In Novem­ber, an­other $1 mil­lion in valu­ables had been re­port­edly stolen.

No one has been charged over the pre­vi­ous at­tacks.

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