Gunmen gagged, bound Bartica businesswoman during robbery

first_img…escape with $1.2M in cash, jewelleryThe Bartica businesswoman’s homeTwo armed and masked men executed a daring daylight robbery on Monday at 7th Street, 4th Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), during which they terrorised the lone occupant of the house.Reports are Lisa Simmons had just returned home from a commercial bank when she was confronted by the two gunmen. She was led into the house where the men gagged and bound her.They first relieved her of the money she withdrew from the bank after which they ransacked the house for gold and cash. Guyana Times understands that the men further terrorised the woman to show them where she hid her jewellery.She was, however, knocked unconscious as the men made good their escape. Upon regaining consciousness, the woman freed herself and raised an alarm.The police were summoned to the area and an investigation was launched. A police source related that the men escaped with some $1.2 million in cash, jewellery and gold.The woman operates a butcher shop and also has a mining concession in the interior. Seven persons were arrested as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

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