Goed Fortuin family beaten, robbed by bandits

A boat in proximity to one of the flooded homes in the area on Friday (Keno George photo)

A Clark Dam, Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara poultry farmer was robbed on Saturday night of a sum of cash and jewellery, by armed gunmen who stormed the premises.

Krishna Lochan, called Ganga, recalled to Stabroek News yesterday that at around 9:30 pm, five men, all armed with guns, wearing masks, and equipped with gloves, pulled up in motorcar HC 7030, entered the downstairs area where the business is operated and demanded money.

At the time, the man had been in the yard repairing a plucking machine.

Lochan explained that one of the intruders, who was also the driver of the getaway car, kept watch at the gate, while another approached him and another one, his wife. The two remaining gunmen then proceeded upstairs where the man’s mother-in-law had been at the time.

Lochan said that he was kicked and stomped about the body by his attacker. His mother-in-law was gun butted and relieved her of her rings. A chain was taken from his wife.

In addition to the jewellery, the men managed to make off with a bag of cash containing approximately $400,000.

It was related that the men escaped through the road leading to La Parfaite Harmonie, and while taxi drivers from a nearby base gave chase, they lost sight of the vehicle.

Police reportedly took about an hour and a half to arrive at the scene.

According to the man, one of the gloves worn by the men was retrieved by officers and taken away. He also related that there are CCTV cameras about the premises, which police are to review.

Around the Web