EBD community “under siege” from constant robberies

first_imgThe community of Hutsonville on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) has faced constant robberies in recent times, and residents have now called out law enforcement officials for turning a blind eye to the situation.One resident, Randolph Jackman contacted Guyana Times on Wednesday, stating that there have been over six robberies in the gated community in recent times. Hutsonville, which is located a stone’s throw away from Craig, was a quiet community until recently.According to him, the mode of operation for the bandits is to rob houses whose owners are overseas. During each robbery, mostly electrical appliances are stolen.“We are under siege, more or less. We have six houses that have been robbed. Everyone that left to go overseas, their house is being robbed and the Police is doing literally nothing. Maybe if they passed and they see the house is locked up, eventually they’re in the house. They even went into one home twice,” Jackman relayed.He added, “They carry away flat-screen TVs, any electrical equipment, microwaves, mixers, blenders, PlayStations, DVDs and every single thing. Once it is electrical, it is gone.”The man recalled that his wife was also a victim of the serial robbers back in September. She was held at gunpoint while their home was ransacked and valuables taken. It is unknown how many perpetrators are involved.“My wife was robbed at gunpoint here in broad daylight. It was 11 o’clock in the day. I had the footage. I gave it to the Police and to date, we’ve got no understanding. She’s frustrated,” he said.They are calling for patrols and for the Police to investigate the incident with the aim of putting an end to the situation. This, he added, will put the residents at ease knowing that their homes would not be broken into and robbed.“We have not seen a single patrol here for God knows how long. No patrols. One person was at Grove Police Station and he was waiting for hours [because] there was no transportation. He left that day.”last_img