Members of a Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway family, including an 11-month-old toddler, are now traumatised after three masked bandits invaded their home in an attack, assaulted two of the occupants and carted away almost $600,000 in cash and electronics.
The attack was launched around 1.30am on Friday, while the members of the family were asleep at their Lot 613 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke, Linden Highway home.
Sunday Stabroek understands that the family occupied the upper flat of their two-story house while the bottom flat is being used as a storage bond. It is suspected that the bandits gained entry into the house through a window.
During the 10-minute ordeal, two occupants, Andrew Seabra and his mother-in-law, Jupattie Shamlall, 53, were physically assaulted.
While Shamlall received minor injuries, Seabra sustained injuries to his left hand and upper body. He is currently hospitalised at a private city hospital. His condition is listed as stable.
The bandits, two of whom were armed with a gun and cutlass, respectively, escaped with $200,000 cash, several cellular phones and a laptop.
Reports are that around 11 pm Friday, Andrew’s wife, Rebekah Seabra, 30, a poultry farmer, secured the house by means provided and retired to bed.
Two hours later, she was awakened by sounds, and discovered the bandits in her bedroom. The men reportedly demanded that she hand over the cash and threatened to shoot her if she did not. They then ordered Rebekah to lay on the floor with her 11-month-old child, after which they began to assault Andrew with the cutlass.
It was during this time that Shamlall, Rebekah’s mother, received blows about her body from the bandits.
The men then took possession of the cash and valuables before making good their escape.
A report was made to the police and although several checks were made in the area for the suspects, there were no leads up to yesterday.