first_img– escape with cash, jewelleryArmed bandits on Friday morning broke into a home at New Amsterdam and carted off cash, jewellery and valuables.According to reports, the robbery took place at Lot 309 Smithfield, New Amsterdam, at about 02:00h. Reports are Rashanna White, a nurse attached to the New Amsterdam Hospital, was alone at home when the incident occurred.The house the armed bandits enteredWhite told Guyana Times that she was awoken by strange sounds coming from a section of the house and upon investigating, she was confronted by one of the bandits who took her back into the bedroom, demanding cash and valuables. She said she then saw three other men; one of whom was armed with a gun and the two others had cutlasses.Initially, White was reluctant to cooperate but was hit once with a crowbar. She related that she immediately handed over $20,000 and some jewellery. The men also took cellular phones and other articles from the house.According to White, the bandits said they did not want to hurt her and kept asking her if she was “okay”. Meanwhile, the victim’s husband, who is overseas, reportedly watched the entire episode as it unfolded using a live feed via the Iinternet.The bandits also removed a DVR recorder with the recording of them entering and moving around in the house.Neighbours say the four men escaped on foot and went into Angoys Avenue.Police are investigating.last_img

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