Watermelon vendor beaten, robbed at gunpoint

first_imgA Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) watermelon vendor was on Friday evening robbed at gunpoint at her Port Mourant, Corentyne home.76 year-old Drupatee HaraulReports are that the incident occurred around 19:30h. This newspaper was told that three bandits, armed with a handgun, cutlass and a crowbar, attacked 76-year-old Drupatee Haraul and demanded cash and jewellery.The pensioner said she was seated in a hammock under her house when the three men pounced on her.Recalling the ordeal, the pensioner said the men approached and instructed her not to scream.“So I asked them what they want and one of them tell me that dem is bandit. The one with the long thing lash me in the head,” Haraul said, explaining that blood began to run down or face.It was then, she said, that the one of the intruders snatched the cellular phone from her hand and demanded that she handed over cash and jewellery.“I tell them I don’t have any money,” the watermelon vendor said.Meanwhile, the woman said that she started to scream and one of the bandits ran to the upper flat of the building.The 36-year-old granddaughter was confronted by the bandit as she was making her way down the stairs, having heard her grandmother’s screams.Neighbours responded to the woman’s screams, which led to the bandits fleeing, taking three cellular phones with them.Both Haraul and her granddaughter were treated at the Port Mourant Hospital.last_img