Gunmen pistol-whip, rob U.S.-based Guyanese
- two held
Kaieteur News

June 11, 2004

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- POLICE are questioning two men who may have been part of a four-man gang that pistol-whipped and robbed a 65-year-old, U.S.-based Guyanese, last Thursday morning in his Albouystown home.

Kumar Singh, of Lot 285 Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, was attacked at around 03:45 hrs on his front step.

He was then taken into his house and beaten.

The men eventually left with Singh’s television set, VCR, and stereo set and speakers.

Kaieteur News understands that Singh was sitting on his front step listening to music and drinking.

He then went into his house to change the music, but when he returned to the step, a man with a handgun pounced on him.

However, when the gunman forced the U.S-based Guyanese back into the house, a scuffle ensued between Singh and the intruder.

The scuffle ended abruptly when the bandit struck Singh in the head with his firearm, causing the victim to collapse.

Three other men then entered the house and proceeded to cart away his television and other valuables.

One of the robbers discharged a round while retreating from Singh’s house.

However, a source said that police ranks, who were summoned by a resident, arrived on the scene shortly after the men had left.

They reportedly arrested two Albouystown men who fled into a yard after being spotted by the ranks.

Kaieteur News understands that police also recovered a haversack containing a knife and clothing in a nearby alleyway.

- Police also retrieved a toy gun and a spent 9mm shell near the scene of the robbery.