Sisters tied up, robbed at gunpoint

first_img…during Lamaha Springs home invasionTwo sisters, a teacher and a United Nation’s employee, were in the wee hours of Thursday robbed at gunpoint by armed men who then carted off with cash, jewellery and other valuables.The victims – Jacqueline Percival, 52; and Elizabeth Percival, 50, of Lamaha Springs, Georgetown – were asleep but were awakened by three men, two of whom were armed with handguns.The men bound the sisters with scotch tape and held them at gunpoint as two of the men ransacked the house for valuables.Based on information received, the men were able to escape with $225,000 in cash, a large quantity of gold jewellery, one Samsung mobile phone and one flat screen television. A report was made to the Police after Jacqueline was able to free herself. Police are continuing their investigations.Only Tuesday, the Police in a release stated that there has been a 10 per cent reduction in serious crimes at the end of November 2017, when compared to the same period last year.More importantly, the Police added that there has been a 16 per cent decrease in robbery under arms where firearms were used.last_img read more