WCD couple assaulted, robbed by armed teen bandits
January 12, 2020
A Mary, West Coast Demerara (WCD) couple is now traumatised after they were attacked by a group of teen bandits and robbed while enjoying an evening stroll in Mary on Monday.The couple, 27-year-old Patricia Stephens and her husband, 30-year-old Mark Stephens, went to a Chinese restaurant located in the community and were walking home at about 21:20h when the incident occurred.Guyana Times understands that a group of four teens, two of which were on bicycles, began following them for about 10 minutes.“We didn’t take it for anything, because we said is just some boys liming but then I keep looking back because they were behind us for a good while,” Patricia Stephens told this publication.According to the woman, her husband urged her to walk faster but as the couple was a few houses from their home, the teens also quickened their pace and pounced on them.“We walking fast and like they realise that we suspect them and the two on bicycles first ride pass we and parked and the other two come up from behind,” the woman revealed.After being cornered, Mark Stephens attempted to accost one of the bandits but it was at this time that one of the teens whipped out a knife from his waist.“He tell my husband loose he or I gone stab you so my husband end up loose he. They then tell we that we must hand over all the money that we have and I must give up my gold chain if I know what good for me. I got so afraid that I give them all that I had,” the victim related.However, while robbing the male victim, one of the perpetrators slapped him to his face and reportedly told him “don’t play no bad man here”.The teens escaped with just over $40,000, a gold chain which was worth $75,000 along with two cellphones with a combined estimated value of $175,000.The couple visited the police station where they reported the matter. The robbery is being investigated.