No arrests yet in goldsmith robbery
No arrests have been made of the two unmasked men, who viciously beat and stole some $2M in jewelry and cash from popular goldsmith, Pegeshwar, a/k “Peggy”, of Good Hope, Essequibo Coast.
The goldsmith, who is in his 60s, is said to be recuperating at his home, after a medical examination by doctors at the Suddie Public Hospital. The police were notified of the daring robbery early Thursday morning.
Reports are that the goldsmith received a telephone call seeking an order for the design of two gold rings, from the two bandits who posed as customers.
The goldsmith’s wife said the two men made the call from a few doors to where Peggy lived.
As usual, she added, her husband went at the gate where the two men were and engaged them in discussion.
She said that her husband opened the gate and was re-entering his yard to collect his scale and his notebook when one of the unmasked men choked him.
She said they then proceeded to duct tape her husband’s hands, feet and mouth before ransacking her entire house and later carrying away cash and jewelry.
The woman added that the past three weeks she received phone calls reportedly from the same men trying desperately to convince them to do business with them.
The police took statements and examined the lingering fingerprints that were left on the premises.