Overseas-based man robbed of jewels in West Ruimveldt

An overseas-based Guyanese man yesterday morning suffered a loss of $3.3 million worth in jewellery after being robbed at 50 Marigold Street, West Ruimveldt.

Jainarine ‘Robbie’ Singh yesterday told Stabroek News that he and his nephew Mahendra Harrilall were returning home from a nearby beer garden, owned by the family, around 1:30 am when the incident occurred.

He said that as he entered his yard and his wife was about to open the door, a man approached them and gun-butted him to the temple. The perpetrator then took from Harrilall two gold bangles and one diamond platinum ring which are estimated to be worth $3.3 million and fired a single shot before making his escape.

The attacker, Singh said, jumped over the fence and ran west along Mandela Avenue after the 2-3 minute ordeal.

Relatives attempted to give chase behind the man but stopped after several more shots were heard. A report was made at the Ruimveldt Police Station.

Singh opined that the robbery was a planned incident and spoke of a similar ordeal last year when $500,000 in cash was taken.

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