first_img…terrorise family, escape with $200,000The Seabra family of Lot 613 Kuru-Kururu village on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway has been left traumatised following an encounter with armed bandits who invaded their home at about 01:30h on Saturday.Poultry farmers Andrew and Rebekah Seabra had secured their two-storey home before going to bed on Friday evening at about 23:00h. The 30-year-old Rebecca was however awakened by a noise at about 01:30h, and saw in her bedroom three masked men, one armed with a shotgun and another with a cutlass. The men demanded money and threatened to shoot her.Rebecca was placed to lie on the floor with her 11-month-old baby while the men assaulted her 36-year-old husband, Andrew, with a cutlass, in the process injuring his left hand and upper left body.Andrew’s mother, Jupaty Shamlall, a 53-year-old pensioner who lives with the couple, was also physically assaulted by the bandits.The ordeal lasted for about 10 minutes, before the bandits made good their escape with $200,000 in cash; a laptop valued $100,000; one iPhone 6 valued $70,000; one Samsung J2 Prime cellular phone valued $35,000; one Blue Logic cellular phone valued $7,000, and one generator valued $185,000.The matter was subsequently reported to the Police, and upon examination of the crime scene, it was revealed that the men had gained entry through the western window on the upper flat, and had exited through the southern window on the lower flat.Andrew Seabra was taken to seek medical attention for the injuries he had sustained, and is currently hospitalised in a stable condition at a private institution.The area was combed for the perpetrators, CCTV cameras were examined and persons were questioned, but the ranks came up empty-handed. The scene was also dusted for fingerprints, but none was found.Investigations are nevertheless ongoing.last_img