Canadian-based Guyanese, niece robbed of over 900k

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On Friday, January 15, 2021, a Guyanese-Canadian and her niece were allegedly robbed of over GYD $900,000 in items and cash at Port Mourant Village by bandits wielding a gun and a knife.

The overseas-based Guyanese of Canadian citizenship is 53-year-old Parbattie Etwaroo of Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant Village, Corentyne, Berbice. At the time, she was with her 33-year-old niece, a vendor of the same address.

According to reports, on Friday around 08:00hrs, at the address mentioned, the Etwaroo was in the living room folding clothes when she was confronted by a bandit armed with a handgun who pointed same into her direction and told her not to move. Subsequently, the bandit dealt her a lash to her head.

He then took her to the bedroom and demanded that she hand over all her money and personal belongings. Fearful for her life and complied.

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The bandit with the knife stood on the interior step and held a knife to the neck of the victim’s niece.

They were robbed of GYD $50,000; CAD $500; one gold bangle valued GYD $90,000; a gold necklace with diamond pendant valued CAD$3,500; a gold necklace valued GYD $60,000; and a Samsung Galaxy A71, valued CAD $700.

The bandits then made good their escape on foot towards the Southern direction. Investigations are in progress.



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