A 47-year-old female and a 16-year-old female were victims of an armed robbery that occurred at the No. 55 Village, Corentyne Berbice on Saturday at 23:00 hours.
According to police, three masked men, two armed with a handgun and a cutlass, robbed the females of one eight and a half pennyweight gold chain with pendant marked, Britney, valued at $90,000; one gold cricket bangle with name, Britney, valued at $150,000; one gold bangle valued at $40,000; and one pair of gold bangle valued at $140,000.
Police said the victims were in front of their yard sitting with their relatives and two neighbors barbecuing chicken when they were confronted by the suspects.
One of the suspects pointed a cutlass in the direction of one of the victims and told her not to move after which he relieved her of the articles mentioned.
Another suspect pointed a handgun at another victim while relieving her of her valuables as another suspect operated as a lookout.
Police said the entire incident lasted about 10 minutes, after which the suspects made good their escape on foot.
As a result, the matter was reported to the police and an investigation has been launched.