Bandits snatch $6M after trailing businesswoman from bank

first_imgAn East Coast Demerara (ECD) couple were on Tuesday morning robbed of some million after bandits reportedly trailed the wife home from a city bank.The incident occurred around 11:45h at the couple’s Lot 31 Chimney Road, Chateau Margot, ECD home where they operate a vehicle upholstery shop. It wasThe Boodhoo’s home where bandits cart off with $6M after trailing the wife from a city bankreported that the armed men confronted the couple moments after the woman arrived home from the bank and escaped with the cash, along with other belongings that were in her handbag.According to information reaching Guyana Times, Indranie Boodhoo went to a city bank on Tuesday morning and withdrew the money. She then took a taxi home and upon arriving there, she went into the yard, but soon after, a silver Toyota Allion motor car bearing registration number HB 8059 pulled up in front of the house.A male exited the front passenger seat and rushed into the yard, before confronting Boodhoo at gunpoint and demanding the bag. He was then joined by an armed accomplice, who came out of the driver seat.Upon realising what was happening, the woman quickly threw her handbag, which contained the money, to her husband who was also standing in the yard at the time. However, the bandits managed to get to the man before he could have escaped and pointed the gun to his head. They took the bag away from the husband, Mulchand Boodhoo, and subsequently escaped in the motor car.At the time of the robbery, one of the couple’s employees was in the yard, but was unable to aid the couple since the ordeal lasted less than five minutes. Luckily, no one was injured.Meanwhile, the taxi driver has since been taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations. It is unclear whether the taxi the woman used was known to her or not.Nevertheless, when contacted about the robbery, C (East Coast Demerara) Division Commander Marlon Chapman told this newspaper that neither of the two bandits has been arrested.However, the Commander reiterated the need for citizens to be cautious and take the necessary steps to protect themselves. In this case, the Commander posited that the woman should not have gone on her own to the bank, especially when it involved that large sum of cash.“People need to be security conscious; we keep sounding the same alarm. You can’t trust people, because you don’t know what is really going on in their minds,” he pointed out.last_img read more

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Juventus chief confirms Liverpool interest in midfielder but rules out move

first_img1 Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed the club rejected an offer from Liverpool for Claudio Marchisio.The 29-year-old midfielder, who has played for the Turin club for his entire career, has been linked with a move to Anfield to work under new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.Marotta has now conceded that he has received an approach from the Premier League side, as well other clubs across Europe, for the Italy international.But he insists the Bianconeri have no desire to sell Marchisio, who only signed a new five-year contract in July.“We get so many offers for our players, but we are used to buying – not selling,” Marotta told Premium Sport shortly before Juve’s 0-0 Serie A draw at Inter Milan on Sunday evening.“We have renewed with him, our focus is strong and I think Claudio’s first thought is to finish his career here. Not only Liverpool, we have received several offers.” Claudio Marchisio last_img read more

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PROTESTORS CALL FOR LARGE TURN-OUT AT COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING

first_imgThe ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ campaign group have said they WILL hold a protest outside next Monday’s county council meeting in Lifford.It follows this week’s protest outside the MacGill Summer School in Glenties to coincide with the appearance of Environment Minister Phil Hogan.The group claim the proposal to cut 1 million euro from the budget of Donegal County Council amounts to an almost feudal punishment for the people of the county for their strong resistance to the Household Tax. The campaign has called on people to join them in the demonstration at 12.00pm on Monday, July 30th, outside the Donegal County Council offices in Lifford.Speaking ahead of Monday’s up-coming protest, spokesperson for the ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ group, Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said “In the budget plan last December no-where did it state that budgets cuts were in relation to the non-payment of the household charge.“This reason for a cut was not mentioned until February or March this year by Phil Hogan when it was clear there was a massive revolt by the people against the charge and it is a threat he has continued to make since despite the fact it is based on lies.“Our county has had the highest non-payment rates for the Household Tax. Like a feudal lord from days gone by, Hogan has decreed from Dublin that we must be punished for standing up to his unfair tax by withholding 1 million euro from Donegal County Council by the Local Governement Fund. We have consistently argued that Household Tax money does not go towards providing local services and now we have been proven right. There is nothing inevitable about the 1 million figure of cuts. It is an arbitrary figure which in no way relates to the level of Household Tax payment. It is purely a spiteful penalty for our refusal to being bullied into paying this bondholder bailout tax.” Calling for a large turnout at Mondays protest, Mr Mac Giolla Easbuig claimed Donegal County Council are not being honest with their stated figures.“They are continuing to misrepresent the fact that nearly two thirds of Donegal homeowners have not paid the Household Tax. We are calling for honesty from council officials and we are calling on elected councillors to stand with the people by rejecting any cut in the budget. We want to send a strong message back to Hogan that we will not be bullied.”PROTESTORS CALL FOR LARGE TURN-OUT AT COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING was last modified: July 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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