It appears that residents are slowly starting their fightback against criminal elements.
On Tuesday night, bandits attacked a young, single mom of four at First Street, Section B, Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara. Neighbours, alerted to screams, managed to capture one of them.
The robbed woman just happens to be daughter of Opposition Parliamentarian, Gillian Burton-Persaud.
According to the Member of Parliament, her daughter was on her way home from work.
“They cuffed and kicked her before taking her handbag, cellphone and jewellery. Her screams for help attracted neighbours and family members who responded quickly and were able to catch him while the other escaped with the bag and other items,” she said in a Facebook post.
“Thanks to those who assisted, for the young mother is my daughter. Please share this post so others can be on the lookout for the others. It’s a gang that roves the area especially by the small bridge on Coldingen main road.”
The police, in the meantime, commended “the brave and courageous action of several public spirited citizens who responded to a call for help by a female resident of Section ‘B’ Non Pareil, East Coast Demerara”. The woman, the police said in a statement, was attacked and robbed of her handbag containing cash and a cellular phone.
The incident took place about 19:40 hrs at Dr. Carter Street. The robbers were armed with choppers.
The police said that the 35-year-old victim is a hairdresser by profession and was making her way home on foot.
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