Several persons are now in custody as Police in Berbice continue to investigate a series of robberies over the past few days. Sources say one of the robberies might have been staged.Between Monday and Wednesday evening, there were three reported robberies during which firearms were used; one has been reported as a robbery/rape.A fourth robbery was also reported at Letter Kenny where an aged woman was attacked by a lone bandit and beaten and robbed at her Corentyne home after going outside to pick flowers to pray.Acting Commander of Berbice, Senior Superintendent Paul Langevine, told Guyana Times that arrests have been made in that matter.However, he noted that three persons have been arrested and are assisting with the investigation into a robbery at Cromarty Village on Tuesday evening.During that robbery, three bandits entered a business place and robbed the owner of $280,000. In the process of the robbery, the bandits beat the businessman and shot his son in the face.Meanwhile, Police are on the hunt for one more person following the arrest of a man of Whim Village after a mother and daughter were robbed as they returned home from the Berbice Expo on Monday evening. Both men allegedly had firearms as they carried out the robbery.Following the robbery, the 18-year-old girl was taken to a nearby cemetery and raped by one of the men. Police continue the hunt for the second suspect.Also on Monday evening, a Black Bush Polder family reported that armed bandits went into their home and robbed them of jewellery and $6 million in cash. The Police say they are continuing the investigation.While a senior officer said the Police was not going to deny or refute allegations that the robbery was staged, a source close to the investigation told this publication that family members have been giving conflicting statements.The source noted that a family member has also changed her story, forcing some investigators to believe that the robbery might have been staged. As such, the Commander related that investigations are ongoing.