October 1, 2016

Gunmen rob Wales Estate official, family held at gunpoint

A Wales Sugar Estate senior official and his family are traumatised after gunmen stormed their premises and robbed them of cash and valuables.
Guyana Times understands that between 03:00-04:00h the West Bank Demerara (WBD) man along with his wife and children were held at gun point.
According to reports, one of the gunmen tied the hands and feet of the couple and their two children aged five and six while they robbed them.
Reports also state that investigators are still trying to determine the number of perpetrators who were involved in this crime. It has also been said that the possibility of this act being retaliation to the closing of the Wales Sugar Estate is not being ruled out.
“We are not ruling anything out; it could have been a robbery or it could be that people are upset with the closure and blaming the senior ones at the Estate for it. We are still investigating, so it would not be prudent to speculate at this time. Thankfully nobody was physically harmed during this ordeal,” an officer stated.
This publication further learnt that over the last few years, a string of young men have been committing these crimes.

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