Armed bandits rob Chinese national in Berbice

first_imgA Chinese national, Lin Yu Qiang, proprietor of New Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant, awoke early MondayThe window that was broken to gain entry to the buildingmorning to the sight of four bandits invading his home at about 02:00h.The men all masked and armed with three cutlasses and a gun climbed onto a shed in front of the Chinese Restaurant and broke louver glasses of a window to get into the house.Qiang was asleep when he heard the sound of glass breaking and, according to him, the men approached him and immediately started beating him, while demanding his cash and jewellery. A struggle ensued and he was injured to the head with the gun.The restaurant owner handed over the day’s sales which amounted to $50,000. The bandits also ransacked the premises and took away two laptop computers and a cellular phone then escaped.Lin was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was treated and sent away.According to one eyewitness who was awakened by screams from Qiang’s wife, by the time Police responded the men had already fled the area.In January last year when the restaurant was under different management, armed bandits invaded the premises and injured its owner Tai Hong Fen before carting off cellular phone cards, both local and foreign currency, and other valuables.Qiang took over the business about two months ago.Police are investigating the matter.last_img read more