Police say that at about 1915h. last night vendor Nazeema Amoolayan, 35 years, and her reputed husband Oliver Permaul, 30 years, were in the verandah of their home at Tain, Corentyne, when five men, one of whom was armed with a shotgun and the others with cutlasses, entered the premises and held them up.
According to the police, during the robbery Permaul was shot to his left foot and chopped to his left arm, while Amoolayan was assaulted about her body. Permaul has been admitted to the New Amsterdam Hospital.
The perpetrators took away a quantity of jewellery valued at $2M, $480,000.00, a laptop computer, a DVD player and two cell phones and escaped in a waiting motor vehicle, police said.
Investigations are in progress.