Four men with a long list of misdemeanours who were part of a notorious gang called the “Cow Dam Hustlers” that wreaked havoc in the Berbice area have been jailed. Including among the lot is a 66 year old grandfather. They have been jailed with armed robbery commit on a teacher at Budhan Scheme, West Canje Berbice.
The men are Narvin Gray, of Angoy’s Avenue, who was jailed for five years; Delroy Joseph, called ‘Barney’ 28, of Levi Dam, Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam was sentenced to four years in jail; Michael Embrack, 32, called “Duck Man” or “Mike,” of Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme; East Canje, who was sentenced to four years jail; and Leroy Albert, a 65-year-old grandfather, of 509 Angoy’s Avenue who was jailed for three years. The other man, Seon La Fleur, of Berbice River is still at large.
Those convicted appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore in the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court on a charge of Robbery under arms.
The charge against the men stated that on February 28, last, while in company of others, and armed with guns and cutlasses, they robbed Esther Reid at her Budhan Housing Scheme home.
Around 01:32 hrs on the day in question, the woman was alone at home when she was attacked. During the ordeal, four masked men, armed with guns and cutlasses, broke into the house. Three of the four bandits barged into the house and into her bedroom demanding cash and jewelry.
Reid was assaulted as the thieves made their demands. They put her to kneel down on the bed as a gun was placed to her head, before ransacking the house..
Her security guard was brutalised and sustained injuries about his body. The men escaped with two gold rings, a DVR from the security cameras and an E-Networks control box and cash.
After the robbery, a number of persons, including some women, from the Angoy’s Avenue area were arrested at a house in the area. Several items believed to be stolen during the ordeal were recovered.
The men were nabbed after relentless work by the Police in ‘B’ Division.
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