Bandits attack Kingston businessman in broad daylight
Armed bandits attacked a popular city businessman yesterday afternoon at his Duke Street, Kingston home. According to reports, the owner of Muneshwer’s Limited was held up at gunpoint by two bandits. Kaieteur News understands that the proprietor, who is said to be in his late 70s, was attacked after the bandits managed to push his maid into the house and rushed to the upper flat of the home. A neighbour told this newspaper that two men calmly walked into the yard pretending that they were going to weed. “The bandits came with the bush cutter and a bicycle. So it looked genuine like they going to work.”
The maid, according to the neigbhour, called her boss to inquire if he had hired anybody to weed the yard.
However, before she could have gotten a response the bandits whipped out two handguns and pointed it to the woman’s head and neck.
The woman immediately began pleading for her life. The bandits managed to push the maid in the house and went to the owner of the house.
The bandits quickly attacked the elderly man and began choking him demanding money. The maid, according to the neighbour, began pleading with the bandits to stop beating her boss. The man sustained injuries to his nose. He told his attackers that he did not have any money on his person.
The two bandits quickly exited the house. According to neighbours, the bandits were heard telling someone on a phone that they did not get anything and that they were leaving.
Neighbours also accused members of the Guyana Police Force for not responding quickly.
“Had the police been prompt they would have captured the bandits,” one neighbour said.
The neighbour further said that they called the emergency numbers, but the operator insisted on taking a statement over the phone.
However, police sources close to the investigation refuted this claim. “We arrived promptly on the scene,” one officer said.
Investigations are still continuing into the attack.