first_imgTwo bandits terrorised and robbed two teachers at their Lot 39 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam home early Tuesday morning.One of the teachers was tied up as the men forced their way into the home through a window and ransacking it, seeking valuables.Speaking with Guyana Times, high school teacher Malissa Ramdhan said at about 01:30h, she heard strange voices in the lower flat of the two storied apartment which she occupies.“I can’t remember what the guy said but they tied me up,” the shaken woman recalled. She said one of the men used a towel to tie her hands and also to wrap it tightly around her throat to prevent her from screaming.According to Ramdhan, both men were unmasked and demanded cash and jewellery. “They took whatever I had; money, jewellery laptop… They searched everywhere; book, files, draws and whatever looked like gold they took it and whatever money I had they took it.”A section of the ransacked apartmentAccording to Ramdhan, the men spent about an hour and a half searching while insisting that the teacher had a lot of valuables hidden in the apartment after which they left but not before spraying the apartment with a strange chemical leaving the container behind.Ramdhan said she managed to loose herself but hid in the washroom and tried to protect her eyes and nose from a burning sensation. She recalled that about 10 minutes later, the men returned and broke open the washroom door and instructed her to accompany them to the upper flat.She said she was being held at knifepoint and told to call out her cousin.Khrishna Sookoo, another teacher, who lives in the upper flat, told this publication that he heard voices in the lower flat but the television was on so he was of the opinion that his cousin had friends over.“I hear my cousin calling at the door and I looked outside and her with two guys and then one said ‘don’t panic,’ so instinctively I know that it is bandits.”Sookoo pushed one of the men down the stair and the other in retaliation used a cutlass to chop him twice in the head before he escaped. The two cousins then raised an alarm. Sookoo was rushed to the hospital. The Police was notified and an investigation has been launched. In the yard, Police found an empty can of a lachrymatory agent.last_img

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