Search on for 4 bandits who robbed a Rio Claro family

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Search on for 4 bandits who robbed a Rio Claro family

A Rio Claro family was robbed during a home invasion in the early hours of Sunday morning,

The victims have been identified as maxi-taxi drivers Tarachand Balgobin, 64, and Sonia Ragoonanan, 56, and Ravina Balgobin, 27.

The incident occurred at around 5.10 am yesterday.

Police said Tarachand, of Libertville went to bed but left the front windows of a bedroom open.

The bandits gained entry by climbing a ladder to the open window.

The three were awakened by four of the suspects who demanded cash and tied their hands behind their back and bound their feet.

Tarachand was robbed of $9,200 in cash and a cellphone.

Ragoonanan was robbed of a small quantity of gold and Brazilian jewellery, a cellphone and $13,800 cash. Ravina was also relieved of a small quantity of gold jewellery.

Police were notified and an all-points bulletin was sent out and Tarachand’s car, which was installed with a GPS tracking device, was recovered by the North Eastern Division Task Force in Barataria.

Police are now searching for the four suspects, one identified as a man of Indian descent, brown skin in complexion, approximately six feet tall, slim built with a goatee and moustache.

Two others of African descent, one approximately 5 feet in height, slim built, who was armed. A bandana which he wore to mask his identity fell off during the robbery. The other is said to be around five feet four inches tall, slim built, who wore a hoodie and had his face covered.

All four wore dark clothing. The victims could not give a description of the fourth suspect who was not seen, but only heard.