Brazen bandits rob E’bo goldsmith over $2M
An early morning robbery on popular goldsmith, Pegeshwar, also known as ‘Peggy’, of Good Hope, Essequibo Coast, has left the man $2M poorer.
Raw silver and cell phones were reportedly stolen during the brazen act executed by two unmasked men.
The robbery occurred around 05:30hrs yesterday.
Relating the frightening ordeal, Peggy’s wife, who preferred to speak in anonymity, said that she learnt of the attack on her husband while she was in the city.
She explained that her husband was at home at the time when he received a phone call with an order for the design of two gold rings. She added the two men who previously called with the order then turned up at her gate.
She said her husband went out to talk to the men, who were pretending to be customers. After he opened the gate and was heading back into the yard to collect his scale and book, one of the men choked him.
She said that she learnt that the men then proceeded to duct tape her husband then beat him about his body.
The woman said that the men ransacked the house, broke a wardrobe, before carting away $2M in cash and jewellery and a quantity of raw silver and cell phone.
The police were later called in and accompanied the goldsmith to the Suddie Public Hospital where a medical examination was done.
Police are engaging the report as investigations continue.