Bandit beaten after breaking into Sophia home

first_img…accomplices on the runA bandit who was caught after breaking in to and robbing the home of a Sophia, Greater Georgetown family in the wee hours of Thursday was given a sound thrashing before he was handed over to the Police.Reports are that 23-year-old Ronaldo Parris, along with his accomplices – “Daniel” and “Seon” – around 03:00h ventured into the home at Lot 467 C Field Sophia and held 53-year-old Hyacinth La Cruz, at knifepoint as they demanded that she hand over her valuables.Guyana Times understands that the elderly woman put up a fight, and even though she sustained minor injuries, her brave efforts and the prompt response from neighbours resulted in one of the perpetrators being caught, after she called out for help.However, his two accomplices managed to flee the scene, after raiding the family’s fridge and devouring the cake left over from the holidays.In a video circulating on social media, Parris was seen submerged in water with his hands and feet bound. He was beaten mercilessly by loved ones of the victim while villagers looked on and cheered.In his pleas to be spared vigilante justice, the 23-year-old offered up the names of his accomplices. In doing so, the young criminal held out that he played no major part in the robbery, noting that it was a spontaneous attack orchestrated by “Daniel”.Meanwhile, when asked what they were doing in the area at that hour, Parris responded saying, “The Police fling we out hay just now.”As he was continuously grilled and subjected to physical violence, the young criminal further revealed, “No, we ain’t plan fuh come in hay, we pass hay and them boys say watch hay so.”“We ain’t plan this. Me ain’t lying,” was his defence as he cried out for mercy.Even though Parris confirmed knowing his co-conspirators for quite a while, he held out that he did not have a way of contacting the two teens.As such, he was eventually handed over to Police. Parris was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital to receive treatment for the wounds inflicted during the vigilante attack. He remains under guard as ranks continue their hunt for the two criminals still on the run.According to a release issued by the Guyana Police Force, Parris, who is an unemployed resident of the said area, is currently facing several charges for break and entry. In fact, it was only on Wednesday that a burglary charge against the accused was dismissed for want of prosecution after the victim refused to present evidence.Meanwhile, La Cruz, who in fighting off the intruders sustained a laceration to her right hand and abrasions about her body, was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where she received treatment and was released.last_img read more