Bandits on Thursday morning robbed two Corentyne, Berbice businesses. Moments after one of the robberies, a pregnant woman went into labour and delivered her baby due to the shock of the incident.The Comfort Inn Hotel which was broken intoAt about 00:15h, five armed and masked men broke into Comfort Inn situated at Lot 9 John’s Port Mourant. The men entered the building by breaking a window in one of the hotel’s vacant rooms.From there, the men made their way to the lower flat where proprietor Bibi Salina Ally and her daughter Fanesha Hassan along with an infant were asleep.According to Ally, she heard footsteps in the upper flat of the building and soon after she noticed a torchlight. Her pregnant daughter who was in the bed with her contacted the Whim Police Station but before she could tell them their location, the phone was taken away from her by one of the bandits.Injured security guard, Alexander Sears“After that they come and say shut your mouth, and say that they want everything; gold and money or else they gon chop off we neck. They get cutlass and they get crowbar; all of them,” Ally related.However, Hassan begged the bandits not to kill them. Ally recalled trying to be as nice as possible to the intruders who were demanding valuables.“I show them where everything was and they take it and say they want more. They strip us of the gold we had on and then say they want the key for the shop and I go and open the shop and one of them go in and start emptying the shop.”It was later found out that before the men entered the building, the 78-year-old security guard, Alexander Sears, was beaten and gagged.According to Sears, he had moved from his post to use the washroom when he was confronted by three masked men; two with cutlasses and one with a crowbar.“I had a scuffle with them and then one of them lashed me with the crowbar and another lash me in me face with the cutlass and I fall down and couldn’t do anything.”The hole the bandits made to enter Gabar’s Halall Chicken OutletTwo of the men stayed with the security guard while one joined his other two accomplices as they entered the building.Ally noted that one of the bandits attempted to lash her in the head with a crowbar but she blocked it. In addition, Hassan said she was traumatised as one of the bandits stood over her with a cutlass.She noted that she was unable to recognise any of the intruders. She was later rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she delivered her baby.The bandits took away US$180, $50,000 local currency and about $200,000 worth in jewellery.Meanwhile, a few buildings away in the village of Clifton, bandits broke into Gabar’s Halall Chicken Outlet. According to Doodnauth Takpersaud, at about 01:15h, he was attacked.The bandits reportedly cut a hole in the fence to the chicken pen to gain entry. Money, livestock and beverages were removed.According to Takpersaud, he was at his home when he heard strange sounds emanating from the chicken pen which is a part of the poultry business. As he looked towards the business, the lights were turned off.“I couldn’t see anything but I was sure that someone was in there because the way the fouls hollering. So I waited for a while; about 15 minutes and then I put on a bright light I have in front here. With the light on I could see clearly at the shop. Then I go and make a check,” he explained.According to the businessman, as he was approaching, he saw a Police patrol vehicle which stopped in front of his business place and enquired what was going on.Together with the Police, they searched the area but did not see anyone. Nevertheless, Takpersaud is aware of who the perpetrators are. He claims they are the same persons who have been monitoring him for the past few days.When contacted, Deputy Commander Superintendent Wayne DeHart said the Police are investigating both incidents.
USL Results & Reports 27.07.14ResultsDPD Div. 1 Bonagee Utd. Res. 2 5 Swilly Rovers Res.4 Lanterns USLCockhill Celtic 7 1 Swilly RoversDrumkeen Utd. 2 0 Finn Harps Res. Letterkenny Rovers 2 2 Bonagee Utd.ReportsDPD Div. 1Bonagee Suffer SetbackBonagee Utd. Res. 2 Swilly Rovers Res. 5Goals galore in this fixture as Swilly Rovers put an end to Bonagee Utd.’s 100% record this season in the DPD Div. 1 and may have seriously dented the home side’s title hopes too. Swilly opened the scoring as early as the 3rd minute when Jason Gibson’s cross to the far post was headed home by Kyle Black. The home team responded almost immediately, when Reece Shortt’s cross into the danger area was side footed home by Odhran Barron, and they took the lead in the 8th minute when another Shortt cross was met at the back post by Kevin Doran. Gibson got on the score sheet with 18 minutes on the clock when he placed a shot to the far corner of the net from the edge of the box, giving Roy Duffy in the Bonagee goals no chance. Kyle Black got his second of the game when he scored a spectacular overhead kick that squeezed in under the bar in the 32nd minute. Their fourth arrived just before the break when Jason Gibson placed the ball between keeper and post after capitalising on a defensive error from Noel O’Donnell. Bonagee were much improved in the second half but found a Swilly backline in excellent form. Black got his hat-trick in the 52nd minute when he glanced home a header from a Ryan Shields cross. Team efforts from both sides. Referee Vincent McLaughlin.4 Lanterns USLDerby Draw Letterkenny Rovers 2Bonagee Utd. 2The Cathedral town derby produced 4 goals at a damp Leckview on Sunday afternoon as Bonagee showed good character to come from two goals down to earn a point against Letterkenny Rovers.The home side thought that they had got off to the ideal start when David Shovlin netted on 7 minutes but their joy was short-lived as referee Packie Coll disallowed the goal for offside. After Chris Moran had a shot wide for Bonagee the game sprung to life on 23 minutes. Former Finn Harps man Johnny Bonner hit a rasper of a shot from 20 yards which cannoned off the bar with goalkeeper Stephen Conroy well beaten. Bonagee had a great chance to open the scoring on 32 minutes. The very lively Kevin Barr crossed for Aidan McLaughlin and his thunderbolt of a volley from 12 yards was superbly saved by Jason Quinn in the Rovers goal. Rovers had a couple of half efforts from Johnny Bonner before the opening goal arrived on 38 minutes, Bonagee net minder Stephen Conroy came to punch a Stevie Okakpo cross but just patted it down into the path of David Shovlin. He found Darren McElwaine with a short pass and he turned to shoot low past Conroy to put the hosts deservedly ahead. Bonagee almost levelled immediately when a slip on the greasy surface by Aaron O’Hagan was seized upon by Aidan McLaughlin but his shot went just wide.Letterkenny started the second half the better and had numerous chances to extend their lead .Darren McElwaine, Johnny Bonner and David Shovlin all had chances to extend Rovers advantage. Rovers did double their lead on 54 minutes. Jonathan Minnock played Stevie Okapo through. He came inside past two men before hitting an unstoppable 25 yard effort straight into the top corner giving the Bonagee goalkeeper no chance at all. Rovers were rampant at this stage and Conroy had to be at his best to deny McElwaine making a super stop from point blank range on 64 minutes after Bonner worked his magic down the left hand side. Bonagee had nothing to lose and started to push forward more and they were thrown a lifeline on 69 minutes. A wonderful free kick delivered into the box by Kevin Barr found the head of Glenn Rainey who was free in the box and his header found the target. The goal seemed to invigorate Bonagee with Kevin Barr conducting the Bonagee orchestra and it was fitting that Barr was the man who was instrumental in the Bonagee equaliser on 84 minutes. A Paddy O’Loan through ball was seized upon by Barr after John Doherty had slipped. Barr raced into the box before crossing to Aiden McLaughlin and he had no problem heading into the net from 6 yards much to the delight of the visitors. Rovers did have a chance to grab all 3 points at the death but Aaron O’Hagan’s shot went over the bar before Packie Coll sounded the final whistle to ensure that this derby game ended in a draw and a share of the spoils.Letterkenny now play Cockhill Celtic in the League Cup semi-final next Sunday while Bonagee play Fanad in a league cup shield semi-final also next SundayLetterkenny Rovers; Jason Quinn, Glenn Gallagher, Jonathan Minnock, John Doherty, Ryan Gildea, Aaron O’Hagan, Steve Okakpo, David Shovlin, Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin, Johnny Bonner. Subs; Jason Doherty for McMenamin 45 min.Bonagee Utd; Stephen Conroy, Mark Harkin, Jamie Lynagh, Glenn Rainey, Paddy O’Loan, Frankie McBrearty, Eoin Sheridan, Chris Moran, Aidan McLaughlin, Kevin Barr, Ryan McFadden. Subs; Noah Sanni for McFadden 72 mins, Gareth Breslin for Moran 78 minsRef; Packi CollDrumkeen Up to FourthDrumkeen Utd. 2Finn Harps Res. 0Drumkeen took the points with a well-deserved victory against Finn Harps at a damp St Patricks park on Sunday. The home team dominated the first half without having anything to show for their efforts and it was early in the second when they finally got their reward. The goal when it came will be the subject of a bit of banter in the home dressing room. Benny Bonner’s free kick seemed to go directly in but Gavin Reilly claimed a touch. Whether he touched it or not is debatable but he probably distracted goalkeeper Shaun Patton. The home team doubled their advantage 10 minutes later when Richie Moore scored a good goal from the right side of the box. As the half wore on they could have added a few more with peter McNamee having a couple of opportunities which went wide and they were also caught off side on numerous occasions. Despite all their possession they could not manage any more goals but will be happy to get back to winning ways. Paul McCauley had a quiet enough afternoon in the Drumkeen goal as Harps didn’t cause him too many problems.DRUMKEEN – Paul McCauley. Kevin Boyle, Benny Bonner, Rory Feeney, Phillip Whyte, Chrissy Mc Bride, Odhran Grant, Richie Moore, Peter McNamee, Gary Patton. SUBS Gerard Bonner on for McNamee, Johnny Black on for McNamee.FINN HARPS. Shaun Patton, Conor McGlynn, Hugh Moy, Shaun McGowan, Dylan Quinn, Conor McBride, Dars McConnell. Chris Darby, Cathal McDevitt.Referee Marty McGarrigle.Cockhill Edge Closer to TitleCockhill Celtic 7Swilly Rovers 1Cockhill proved too strong for a Swilly side missing a few regulars in Maginn Park, Buncrana. The open 20 minutes were fairly even with neither keeper tested. Cockhill got the breakthrough when an excellent cross from Oisin McColgan found the unmarked Garbhán Friel to glance a header past Wade in Swilly goal. Cockhill doubled their lead on 25 when Conor Carlin curled a fine 20 yarder to the top corner of the Swilly net. Cockhill went 3 up when William O Connor sent Garbhán Friel for his second as he slotted low past Wade. Swilly got a lifeline on the 45th minute when Lawrence Toland broke from midfield before rounding Cullen in Cockhill goal to make it 3-1. Half Time Cockhill 3 Swilly 1.Cockhill continued to dominate and they got their 4th on 50 minutes when Friel grabbed his hat trick when he connected with Ciaran Mc Laughlin’s cross. Carlin then got Cockhill’s 5th when he pounced on a defensive error on 55 minutes. Swilly threatened now and then and came close twice through Calvin Mooney and Kyle Black. Derek Doherty grabbed a 6th for Cockhill when he played a great 1-2 with Connor Carlin. Derek then grabbed the 7th in the final minutes when he reacted smartly to some hesitant defending in the Swilly defence. Final score Cockhill 7 Swilly Rovers 1. Cockhill with two games remaining need a point to retain the USL title, with Letterkenny away and Derry City at home, it certainly won’t be easy.DPD First Division 27.07.144 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 27.07.14FixturesWednesday, July 30th at 7pmDiv. 1 Cup Preliminary Rd.Swilly Rovers Res. v Fanad Utd. Res. Ref. M. McGarrigle4 Lanterns USLDerry City Res. v Finn Harps Res. (Maginn Park) Ref. V. McLaughlinSaturday, August 2nd at 2pmDPD Div. 1Fanad Utd. Res. v Bonagee Utd. Res. Ref. C. McLaughlinLetterkenny Rovers Res. v Swilly Rovers Res. Ref. M. McGarrigleDonegal News League Cup Semi-Final at 6:30pmSwilly Rovers v Derry City Res.Ref. S. Toner; Assts. P. Coll & V. McLaughlinSunday, August 3rd at 2pmDonegal News League Cup Semi-FinalLetterkenny Rovers v Cockhill CelticRef. P. Duddy; Assts. M. McGarrigle & V. McLaughlin.Shield Semi-Final at 2pmBonagee Utd. v Fanad Utd. Ref. M. QuinnWednesday, August 6th at 7pmShield semi-final (e.t. & pens)Finn Harps Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. V. McLaughlin4 Lanterns USLDerry City Res. v Finn Harps Res. (Maginn Park) Ref. M. McGarrigle4 LANTERNS USL: REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: July 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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)Tags:4 LANTERNS USL