Busi­ness cou­ple robbed of hol­i­day sales on Christ­mas day

Weekend Mirror - - EDITORIAL -

Armed

ban­dits on Christ­mas morn­ing pounced on an East Coast De­mer­ara (ECD) cou­ple who had just re­turned home after clos­ing their busi­ness in the City Mall at Ge­orge­town.

The in­ci­dent took place after 01:00hrs as the cou­ple drove into their First Phase, Good Hope, ECD yard.

This pub­li­ca­tion un­der­stands that after ar­riv­ing home, the cou­ple opened their re­mote-con­trolled gate and drove into the yard. They were about to en­ter the garage to park the car, while the gate was clos­ing when a sil­ver- grey 212 Toy­ota mo­tor car pulled up into the drive­way and three men, two of whom were armed, ex­ited.

The men rushed into the yard and or­dered the hus- band and wife duo to hand over their valu­ables. At the time, they were car­ry­ing the day’s sales from their busi­ness. Dur­ing the strug­gle, the ban­dits gun-butted the wife to her head be­fore tak­ing pos­ses­sion of the cou­ple’s be­long­ings, in­clud­ing an undis­closed sum of cash, three cell­phones and a hand­bag con­tain­ing doc­u­ments, keys and other valu­ables.

The three ban­dits then rushed to the car, where a fourth per­son was wait­ing in the driver seat, and they drove away, mak­ing good their es­cape. As the men were flee­ing the scene, the wife raised an alarm, alert­ing neigh­bours.

One of the neigh­bours re­lated to this news out­let that he was in his yard a few houses away from the vic­tims when he heard the woman shout­ing “Thief! Thief!”. The man said he, along with a few oth­ers, rushed over to the vic­tims’ home and was told by them of what just tran­spired. The Po­lice were sub­se­quently sum­moned. The in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.

When con­tacted, a se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer within C Di­vi­sion (East Coast De­mer­ara) told this pub­li­ca­tion that no one has been ar­rested for the rob­bery. How­ever, he noted that two sets of fin­ger­prints were lifted from the scene and were sent to Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions De­part­ment (CID) head­quar­ters where they are be­ing run against the data­base for any matches.

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