The police are on the hunt for three suspects who robbed an overseas-based couple of an undisclosed amount of jewellery and other valuables at Craig Public Road, East Bank Demerara, shortly after they arrived in the country.
Stabroek News understands that around 1.50 am yesterday, Manbodh Shivram, 62, a supervisor of an oil refinery in Texas, US and his wife Kamala Shivram, 60, were pounced on after they were forced to stop on the Craig Public Road, when the driver of the car they were in sustained a puncture.
The victims were also relieved of two iPhones, one iPad, two watches, two cameras, a quantity of gold and diamond jewellery, a suitcase containing clothing and foodstuff and important documents including passports, drivers’ licences and bank cards.
Reports reaching this newspaper revealed that the Shivrams arrived in the country for the holidays and were making their way to their Eccles, EBD, house, in motor vehicle, PTT 4737 when they sustained a puncture.
As a result, they were forced to exit the car for the driver to change the tyre. During this, they noticed a heavily-tinted white Premio motorcar, bearing registration number PSS 3916 appear from the southern direction and stop beside them.
At this point, three suspects, one of whom was armed with a small handgun, exited the car and held the victims at gunpoint before relieving them of the valuables.
The bandits then made good their escape. It is suspected that the couple was trailed from the airport.
The matter was reported to the police and an investigation has been launched.