A group of armed bandits on Sunday evening escaped with over $11 million in cash and cellular phones after ambushing a Vilvoorden, Essequibo businessman and his family.
During the attack, which took place between 8.30 pm and 9.30pm on Sunday, businessman Naime Sabar, 28, says that the men threatened to kill one of his sons unless he followed their instructions.
The seven bandits, all of whom were masked and armed, attacked Sabar and the other members of his family upon returning home from a mosque. Sabar, who owns and operates a cell phone store, lives with his 23-year-old wife and their two sons.
Sabar yesterday told reporters that at the time of the attack he and his family were returning home from their masjid. “I came from masjid and I was just opening my gate to come in and my wife and my two kids was with me. One of them (bandits) run and get my wife and put a cutlass on she neck and the other three was bare machine gun. They hold my two sons and one came straight up to me and then they start tell us how to do, what to do and when to do,” he related…..