BREAKING NEWS…Four bandits captured after brutal attack on female judge, husband in gated community
Quick work by an armed security guard and police led to the capture today of four bandits who had inflicted a brutal beating on Land Court Judge Nicola Pierre and her husband, after storming an East Coast Demerara gated community in which the couple live.
Pierre, 43,and her husband, businessman Mohamed Chand, 50, were attacked while asleep at around 01. 30 hrs today at Felicity, a gated community on the East Coast of Demerara. They were brutally gun-butted and had to be admitted to a private hospital.
However, the gunmen were captured shortly after and have been detained at the Sparendaam Police Station. A money-safe containing foreign currency and jewellery, and a briefcase were recovered, along with the suspects’ getaway car.
Kaieteur News understands that a female Special Constable was in one of the guard huts at Felicity, when she saw the several men scale the wall. The men reportedly then gagged and bound the unarmed Special Constable, before proceeding to the three-storied house which was occupied by Justice Pierre, Mr. Chand and their 11-year-old son. Smashing through a window, the bandits then headed for the bedroom in which the couple lay asleep. They proceeded to gun-butt Justice Pierre and Mr. Chand, before carting off a small money-safe and a briefcase.
But an armed security guard at a businessman’s property saw the robbers, numbering about six, scaling the wall with their loot. The men also spotted the guard and heavy gunfire was exchanged between the guard and the bandits.
Overwhelmed by the guard’s firepower, the bandits dropped the safe and briefcase and fled in their car.
Police were alerted and captured the suspects minutes after, while the security guard handed over the stolen safe and briefcase.
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