first_img– escape with appliances, moneyA Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) family is now counting the losses suffered after bandits broke into their home and made off with several appliances and a quantity of cash. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Saturday after Denis Ferrier and his wife left their Phase Two, Zeelugt home to ply their trade at the Meadow Bank Wharf, Greater Georgetown.Guyana Times understands that the couple secured their home and ventured out just after midnight and upon their return around 08:00h on the day in question, they found their two-storey home broken into.“When we were leaving, we took off all the lights, but after returning home, we saw the lights on. Then when we came inside, the house was ransacked,” Ferrier related to this newspaper.He added that from checks made around the house, it was discovered that bandits entered the home after removing several louver panes from a window located at the back of the bottom flat.According to Ferrier, the perpetrators took off with his flat-screen television from the upper flat, two amplifiers and four gas bottles from the bottom flat. The couple are also missing $250,000One relative indicated that it appeared as though the perpetrators knew the victims’ movements as they broke into the house only after the couple left.Ferrier told this newspaper that he went to report the matter at the Leonora Police Station, and the ranks there took his statement and sent him away, promising to visit the house to process the scene. However, up to Saturday evening, no one had shown up.Efforts by this publication to contact senior officials from D Division (West Demerara) for a comment on the matter proved futile.Ferrier further related that this is the second time he has been robbed and he has received the same treatment from the Police.He noted that his vehicle was broken into and ‘cleaned out’ sometime back and the Police had shown no serious interest in investigating the matter.last_img