A Hadfield Street, Lodge businessman was on Tuesday evening robbed of over $100,000 in cash and valuables by a man he had earlier in the day hired to cut branches off a coconut tree on his premises.
Stabroek News understands that the attack was carried out around 10pm at Lot 8 Hadfield Street, Lodge, Georgetown by a male, who was armed with a handgun and accompanied by a female.
During the ordeal, the male suspect allegedly ransacked the lower flat of 41-year-old Shawn Ramai’s house before carting off $65,000 in cash, a gold ring valued $50,000 and a Blu cell phone.
Reports are that Ramai had hired the male suspect around midday Tuesday to cut branches off a coconut tree.
Later the said evening, the suspect returned to Ramai’s house with the female and knocked on his door. As a result, Ramai opened the door and was confronted by the duo who ransacked the lower flat of his house and relieved him of the valuables.
They then made good their escape.
The matter was reported and the police have since obtained statements.