Gunmen invade home of oil services company official

-escape with valuables

Armed bandits early yesterday morning invaded the Republic Park, East Bank Demerara house of the finance director of the company providing onshore services to ExxonMobil, and held him and his family at gunpoint and demanded valuables.

Stabroek News was told that the ordeal took place around 2.30 am yesterday at Robert Albiez’s Lot 375 Republic Park, EBD house which he occupies with his wife, Catianna Albiez, 30, and their daughter.

Albiez is the finance director of Guyana Shore Base Inc located at Houston, EBD.

The attack was carried out by five men, two of whom were armed with handguns and who made off with a quantity of gold and diamond jewellery, local and foreign currencies, passports and several electronic items.

Investigations, the police said, revealed that at the time of the incident, the 43-year-old Albiez was responding to the sound of the house alarm which he had activated before retiring to bed with his family.

“He (Albiez) was confronted by a male suspect who struck him on his head with an instrument. Soon after, the suspect was joined by his accomplices who held (the couple and their daughter at gunpoint), ransacked the house and escaped with the valuables”, a police press release said.

It is suspected that the men gained entry into the house which is monitored by an alarm system after prising open a door and cutting the padlock on the grill. They escaped through a glass door.

The police were alerted and they combed the area but there was no trace of the bandits.

Up to press time, no arrest had been made.

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