bandits hit De Abreuís jewellery store
FIVE armed bandits yesterday morning carted off a
quantity of diamond and gold jewellery worth $40M from the
De Abreu Creations Jewellery Establishment located at E1/4
New Market Street, North Cummingsburg before making their
escape in a gold coloured motor car.
Left - The empty showcases at the De
Abreu Creations Jewellery Establishment after yesterdayís
attack by bandits. Right - Ricardo De Abreu who suffered
head injuries being transported to hospital.
Ricardo De Abreu, a relative of the storeís owner who
was gun-butted and relieved of his .32 revolver, was taken
away and is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public
Police said that the bandits - four men, all armed with
handguns and a woman - carried out the robbery around 10:45
h before fleeing in motor car with the licence plate HA
5498. The bandits reportedly spent about 25 minutes in the
According to reports, the woman and two of her accomplices
entered the store and began making enquiries about various
pieces of jewellery.
Subsequently, the other two men entered the store and all
four pulled out firearms and held the unarmed security
guard, along with three female employees and De Abreu at
gunpoint. They then emptied the showcases and escaped.
This newspaper understands that noise from the jewellery
store attracted the attention of persons from Nalini
Hairdressing Salon, which is located at 221 New Market
Street. They called the police but reported that the numbers
they called `rang outí. They then called the MMC Security
who arrived in the scene.
January 29, 2006