Police arrest three for Mainstay robbery
Investigative ranks attached at the criminal investigative department at the Anna Regina Police Station arrested one of the young men who admitted in his involvement in Monday night’s robbery committed on a family of Mainstay Village, on the Essequibo Coast.
Nineteen-year-old, Munesh Ramsaroop a\k Robbie, of Columbia, Essequibo Coast, was arrested by investigative ranks yesterday at his home. He also named his two other accomplices, who he told police resides in Georgetown and Dartmouth respectively.
He has however told police that his accomplice from Georgetown is known to him as Bonnie Meggins, a\k Barnie.
Police acting on information in Georgetown have since arrested Meggins at a home in the City.
According to a police source attached at the C.I.D. quarters in Essequibo, Meggins who afterwards was questioned by ranks, have denied, being in the recent robbery on the Coast, police said they have since so far unearthed a similar cell phone that was missing after the robbery at Mainstay on Monday last. Police are continuing in their investigations.
On Monday night last, the Seecharran family of Mainstay Village was attacked and robbed by five armed bandits who invaded their double-flat home. Speaking to this newspaper a day after the ordeal, Mr. Seecharran, a farmer, said that he as well as his family, including his 18-month-old granddaughter, Keshicka, were all viewing the television which was housed downstairs, around 21:05pm, when he was alerted by a loud noise from his bottom flat.
He recalled that as he was about to take his granddaughter who fell asleep upstairs to her bed, he ventured to the lower flat to investigate the noise when he was confronted by two masked bandits, who subsequently asked him for the money.
Mr. Seecharan said that one of the bandits who were masked dealt him several lashes with an iron rod to his head.
He said that he was greeted by three other bandits, who held his wife, Mrs. Sooknarine Seecharran at gunpoint.
He also recalled his wife telling the bandits that she did not have any money and that this angered the bandits who dealt her several lashes to her head. The bandits, who persistently carried out a physically assault on Mrs. Seecharran, managed also to retrieve her of her wedding band, bangles and earnings, and $10,000. The cost of the jewellery amounted to $120,000.
Mr. Seecharran said the bandits gained entry through a gate at the back of his yard and then through a back door attached to his house.
Seecharran’ 32-year-old son, Vashishtha, was shot in the right side chest by one of the bandits when he went to his parents’ assistance.
The young Seecharran is presently a patient at the Suddie public Hospial, where his condition is listed as stable.