Armed bandits shoot, rob popular Canje contractor in early morning rampage
A popular Canje contractor has been admitted into hospital after he was shot Tuesday night by heavily armed bandits who tracked him home.
In the New Amsterdam Hospital is Rishi Singh called “Singh Man”, of 5th Street, Fort Ordinance New Housing Scheme.
Stolen was $7,000 in cash, bank cards, jewelry and vehicle documents.
Kaieteur News was told that the contractor had arrived home around midnight Monday and was bathing downstairs when he noticed masked men scaling his fence. He ran upstairs and tried to close the door but one of the masked bandit opened fire with his shotgun shattering the glass door. The contractor was hit in the side and leg with the pellets.
The bandits gained entry to the home where they took the contractor’s wife to the bedroom at knife point; they struck her several times demanding her valuables. She was forced to hand over her chain, three finger rings, her purse that had about $7000, cell phone and a digital camera. They declined to take electrical appliances from the home when offered.
Although Singh was injured, the bandits continued to beat him using their guns and a cutlass.
He was relieved of his wedding ring, a silver band, and taken downstairs to his car where they took a pouch that had $7000 and documents for his two cars and motorcycle. Also taken were his driver’s licence and bank cards.
Singh was said to have received over 32 pellets in his right leg and back. Though injured, he managed to drive his car to a relative’s home at Sheet Anchor, Canje, where he was then taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital.
The police arrived later and were conducting investigations up to late yesterday.