Police in Berbice are investigating the robbery and brutal attack of a #2 Village, West Coast Berbice husband and wife.
The incident took place early on Sunday morning just before 4:00am.
According to a police report, two men armed with a cutlass and a firearm entered the home of vendors Abdool Kadir and his wife, Neeranie Kadir, just as they were preparing for market.
The husband and wife were chopped about their bodies as the bandits demanded money and jewellery.
After the couple gave in to their demands, the perpetrators hurried away from the scene with an undisclosed sum of money and a quantity of jewellery. As the police were responding to the robbery report, the police officers came under fire and returned fire.
One man has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations.