Crime Tracker Guyana, since May 2015

Mitwah posted:

The 21-year-old suspect, who resides at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo and Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, is said to be cooperating with investigators.

This 21 year old is a product of the 23 years PPP/C Administration.

Are you a product of 23 years of PPP???

Drugb posted:

Bandits crash getaway car after robbing walking victim of Nike boots


He came all the way from Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway to visit his kid’s mom at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. But the 20-year-old labourer never catered for being robbed of his expensive Nike Air-Max shoes.

That is exactly what happened Wednesday night to the victim, who was abducted, robbed and then pushed out of a car.

The police lauded the efforts of the CPG members.

“The Guyana Police Force wishes to recognise the swift and professional approach by the members of the Community Police Group, in apprehending and handing over the suspect and vehicle to the police.”

Perhaps, the Community Police Group is far more efficient than members of the Guyana Police Force.

Drugb posted:

Bandits crash getaway car after robbing walking victim of Nike boots


 

He came all the way from Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway to visit his kid’s mom at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. But the 20-year-old labourer never catered for being robbed of his expensive Nike Air-Max shoes.
That is exactly what happened Wednesday night to the victim, who was abducted, robbed and then pushed out of a car.
According to police, around 21:15hrs, the victim was proceeding south along the Mon Repos School Road, when he was pounced upon by the driver of a motor car, PRR 1787, who placed a knife to his neck.
The man was forced into the back seat of the car where two male suspects relieved him of his footwear, silver jewellery, mobile phone and other items.
Police said that the robbers then pushed the man out of the vehicle which sped away.
It was reported that while the bandits were making their escape, their vehicle came into contact with another vehicle causing minor damage. However, the robbers failed to stop.
The owner of the damaged vehicle summoned a Community Policing Group (CPG) patrol which responded promptly and intercepted the car and its driver in a nearby village, minus the two accomplices.
According to police, the driver was arrested and escorted to the Beterverwagting Police Station along with his vehicle by the CPG members.
The robbery victim who was there to make a report, positively identified the driver and the vehicle as being the one used in the crime.
Police said that a search of the vehicle unearthed a knife fitting the description of the one used to rob the victim.
The 21-year-old suspect, who resides at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo and Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, is said to be cooperating with investigators.
The police lauded the efforts of the CPG members.
“The Guyana Police Force wishes to recognise the swift and professional approach by the members of the Community Police Group, in apprehending and handing over the suspect and vehicle to the police.”

Good work by the CPG. Now if the GPF can do the same.

Demerara_Guy posted:
Drugb posted:

Bandits crash getaway car after robbing walking victim of Nike boots


He came all the way from Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway to visit his kid’s mom at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. But the 20-year-old labourer never catered for being robbed of his expensive Nike Air-Max shoes.

That is exactly what happened Wednesday night to the victim, who was abducted, robbed and then pushed out of a car.

The police lauded the efforts of the CPG members.

“The Guyana Police Force wishes to recognise the swift and professional approach by the members of the Community Police Group, in apprehending and handing over the suspect and vehicle to the police.”

Perhaps, the Community Police Group is far more efficient than members of the Guyana Police Force.

Certainly does seem that way. I wonder what power these CPGs have and whether they are trained and armed.

Demerara_Guy posted:
Drugb posted:

Bandits crash getaway car after robbing walking victim of Nike boots


He came all the way from Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway to visit his kid’s mom at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. But the 20-year-old labourer never catered for being robbed of his expensive Nike Air-Max shoes.

That is exactly what happened Wednesday night to the victim, who was abducted, robbed and then pushed out of a car.

The police lauded the efforts of the CPG members.

“The Guyana Police Force wishes to recognise the swift and professional approach by the members of the Community Police Group, in apprehending and handing over the suspect and vehicle to the police.”

Perhaps, the Community Police Group is far more efficient than members of the Guyana Police Force.

well its about time guyanese help to protect themselves and crime like this happen in north america  

GTAngler posted:
Demerara_Guy posted:
Drugb posted:

Bandits crash getaway car after robbing walking victim of Nike boots


He came all the way from Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway to visit his kid’s mom at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. But the 20-year-old labourer never catered for being robbed of his expensive Nike Air-Max shoes.

That is exactly what happened Wednesday night to the victim, who was abducted, robbed and then pushed out of a car.

The police lauded the efforts of the CPG members.

“The Guyana Police Force wishes to recognise the swift and professional approach by the members of the Community Police Group, in apprehending and handing over the suspect and vehicle to the police.”

Perhaps, the Community Police Group is far more efficient than members of the Guyana Police Force.

Certainly does seem that way. I wonder what power these CPGs have and whether they are trained and armed.

Powers to arrest and hold the individuals until the police arrive.

It appears from reports that CPGs are volunteers with an interest in this matter. Unsure of the level of training they do receive.

Demerara_Guy posted:
GTAngler posted:
Demerara_Guy posted:
Drugb posted:

Bandits crash getaway car after robbing walking victim of Nike boots


He came all the way from Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway to visit his kid’s mom at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. But the 20-year-old labourer never catered for being robbed of his expensive Nike Air-Max shoes.

That is exactly what happened Wednesday night to the victim, who was abducted, robbed and then pushed out of a car.

The police lauded the efforts of the CPG members.

“The Guyana Police Force wishes to recognise the swift and professional approach by the members of the Community Police Group, in apprehending and handing over the suspect and vehicle to the police.”

Perhaps, the Community Police Group is far more efficient than members of the Guyana Police Force.

Certainly does seem that way. I wonder what power these CPGs have and whether they are trained and armed.

Powers to arrest and hold the individuals until the police arrive.

It appears from reports that CPGs are volunteers with an interest in this matter. Unsure of the level of training they do receive.

Well, if the GPF is spread too thinly maybe these people should be given some sort of training and at the very least some kind of protection like bulletproof vests and maybe nonlethal weapons like tasers and teargas.

GTAngler posted:

Well, if the GPF is spread too thinly maybe these people should be given some sort of training and at the very least some kind of protection like bulletproof vests and maybe nonlethal weapons like tasers and teargas.

Unsure of the equipment and protection they receive.

Agree on formal training and to have protective gears.

This is a great day for Guyana when all I have to report is baby formula shop lifting.  On the other hand it demonstrates how desperate the common person has become under jackass Granger's hard guava season when they have to resort to stealing baby formula. 

Shoplifter nabbed after baby formula falls from under dress

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The female Chinese proprietor after she was sprayed with mace by one of the three alleged shoplifters

ONE of two alleged serial shoplifters is in police custody, while the other is being pursued following an incident at GST #3 Supermarket, located at Annandale Market Road, East Coast Demerara, on Thursday night.

The business, formerly Pepsi Supermarket is managed by a Chinese couple who was able to fight off the shoplifters, who fled and left behind the motorcar they arrived in on Thursday night.
Commander of ‘C’ Division Calvin Brutus told the Guyana Chronicle that they are trying to ascertain in whose name the car PTT 8249, a brown Premio is registered to and as such it is lodged with the police.

However, the Guyana Chronicle understands that the car is registered to one Joycelyn Laurie of Laing Avenue, Georgetown. Brutus also confirmed that one of the three alleged thieves is in custody and efforts are being made to apprehend the others, including a woman.

The motorcar PTT 8249, which was abandoned by the three alleged shoplifters at Annandale Public Road on Thursday night

Brutus related that the alleged shoplifter in custody has been identified as Robert Beckles of 45 Victory Valley, Linden, who is out on bail for robbery under arms, simple larceny and carjacking. He reportedly got out of jail a month ago and is known to police in ‘E’ Division and its environs.

The Commander stated that he was picked up by the police patrol at about 20:50hrs on Thursday night, while he was walking aimlessly in Annandale. He reportedly told cops he was heading to Eastville, the neighbouring village and a search of his person unearthed the keys to the motorcar, which they abandoned on the Annandale Public Road.

Beckles claimed he and the others rented the car from a dealer in the city and he had the keys stashed in his boots. Brutus told the Guyana Chronicle that police carried out a search of the car and found other items in it, which include gold-plated watches, sunglasses and a ladies handbag containing baby milk products and a high-end phonics game.

At about 18:15hrs several customers were inside the supermarket shopping when a woman and two men entered and they proceeded to browse through the aisles. It was when a tin of baby milk (Enfagrow) fell out from under the woman’s dress in the supermarket the Chinese proprietor became suspicious and went into his office to review the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and saw what they were about.

The bag which was snatched by the Chinese proprietor

The Chinese man alerted his wife and he confronted the group, after which a scuffle ensued in which he put up a good fight with one of the men. After the shoplifter sprayed mace into the face of the Chinese national and his wife they ran out of the supermarket, but not before he grabbed a bag which contained two jars of marmite.

The Chinese proprietor did not give up and pursued the shoplifters with a piece of wood and was about to throw it on them when they were nearing the getaway the car which was parked nearby causing them to ran off in different directions. By then shoppers became aware of the incident and they too tried to pursue the group, who fled on foot leaving behind the getaway car after which the police was summoned. Ranks fanned out via the patrol vehicles and combed the area and observed a man walking in the village and he was questioned and arrested after a search of his person unearthed the keys to the getaway car he abandoned.

Bandits rob Brazilian miner of gold, ATV

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A BRAZILIAN miner of the North West District (NWD), who was heading to his dredge, was robbed of his gold and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) by two masked gunmen Thursday.

Reports indicate that the two men, armed with a shotgun and a handgun respectively, stopped the 52-year-old Brazilian, who was travelling on an ATV en-route to his dredge operations, which was 10 minutes away from his camp.

The armed bandits then proceeded to rob the miner of cash, raw gold, jewelry and his green ATV before making their escape.

The Brazilian was unharmed and no one was arrested as police investigations continue.

‘Spiritualist’ arrested after PM reveals 8-yr-old was strangled

A woman who locks herself in a dilapidated house and prays all day, is the prime suspect in the

Dead: Isaiah Smartt

death of eight-year-old Isaiah Smartt, whose body was pulled from a shallow drain on Tuesday night at ‘E’ Field, Sophia.
A post mortem performed on the lad’s body yesterday revealed that he died from asphyxiation due to Bronchoaspiration and compounded by compression injuries to the neck.
The child’s relatives are convinced that it was a sacrificial murder and as such, investigators have arrested a spiritualist in whose yard the body was found.
The woman was arrested late yesterday and taken to the Alberttown Police Station where she gave a statement and was subsequently taken into custody.
The boy’s body was found in the drain that is about two-feet deep, one day after he went missing
What is strange is that the spiritualist claimed that she did not see the body although the discovery was made right next to her back door—at the side of her house.
What is even more suspicious is the fact that the woman has to walk right at the side of the house to go to the bathroom and to her mother’s home where she sleeps.
There are three houses in the yard—the spiritualist’s family lives in the front house, the middle and back houses are abandoned.
It is in the back house that the woman reportedly carries out her sacrificial acts. While the yard is used by some residents as a short cut to get to the other street, some persons are scared to walk there.
“The house is empty. It only has an altar shelf and she is in there all day praying. She locks herself in and lights candle and pray,” the lad’s mother, Joycelyn Pickett, said during an interview yesterday, while adding that the moment she spotted her son’s body in the drain, she suspected something was fishy.
“My son can’t drown in 12 inches of water,” the woman maintained.

The spot where the lad’s body was discovered.

When this newspaper visited the area yesterday, a young man said that when the discovery was made, almost everyone knew he was killed and his body was placed there.
“He had blood coming from his eyes and it looked like someone lifted him and put him in the drain. That lil boy does be swimming in the trench, so he cannot die in a drain with water that didn’t reach my knee,” the young man noted.
He said that the little boy walked through the yard a lot to get to the other street where he would usually swim and pick mangoes. “His family dem didn’t had time with this lil boy. Some nights, he alone dey does lef in that house and you does see he walking the streets all day.”
Meanwhile, recalling what transpired, Pickett noted that the lad left home with his sister on Monday.
A relative saw him cutting callaloo with a cutlass in his sister’s backyard while dressed in a raincoat and long boots. He was using his little sister’s umbrella.
After cutting the callaloo, he was seen walking through the woman’s yard—this was the last time he was seen alive.
Pickett said when her son did not return home, she thought that he was at his father’s home, since the man lives in the same neighbourhood.
”His sister thought that he was mad at me, and I thought he was at his father. On Tuesday afternoon, my great nephew went to fill water in the neighbour yard when he saw the umbrella. He picked it up and he saw the coat floating,” Pickett said.
Upon further examination, they discovered that it was the child’s remains. Pickett said that her great nephew took a stick and tried to pull him out.
According to the child’s mother, she was told that when her great nephew took the stick to pull the rain coat, the spiritualist started shouting on him and even when her daughter started crying, the woman asked them why they were crying.
Investigations are ongoing.

Man stabbed to death in Sophia Man stabbed to death in Sophia 


 

– One nabbed, another on the run 

Last evening investigators identified the body of a man, who was stabbed to death at ‘E’ Field Sophia, Georgetown. The dead man was identified as Trevor Dublin, 49, of 385 ‘C’ Field Sophia.Dublin was found lying in a pool of blood on the roadway Saturday night by ranks of a mobile patrol. He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he died shortly after ranks left.The victim who bore a single stab wound to the left side chest is at Lyken Funeral Parlour. He was clad in dark-coloured shirt, blue long jeans, and black long boots. He is about 5 feet, eight inches.One suspect has been arrested and the police are looking for another individual. A knife and a toque were found at the scene. According to information received, the victim and two men had an altercation during which he was stabbed.This newspaper was informed that someone called and informed the police that a man was lying in a pool of blood on the roadway.The ranks reportedly rushed the badly wounded man to the hospital before revisiting the scene where they found the knife believed to be the murder weapon, and a toque.It was based on the information received that ranks arrested one of the suspects.Investigations are ongoing.

Armed bandits storm Turkeyen house, rob family

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FOUR persons were robbed Saturday morning at Area Q Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara, by four armed, masked bandits.
Reports indicate that two of the bandits were armed with handguns and the others with a knife and screwdriver respectively. They were all masked with kerchiefs around their faces.
One of the victims told police that the bandits gained entry into the two-storey building from the lower flat through a window by removing the bolts from an internal grill and prying open the casement window.

The bandits then began to ransack the home and headed upstairs where the four persons were confronted in separate rooms. They were then assaulted and tied up before the men fetched away their valuables that included cell phones, watches, cash and electronics. The suspects escaped by using a motor vehicle.

Five held for gun, ammo

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The items seized by police late Sunday night

FIVE persons are in custody after police found an unlicensed semi-automatic .32 pistol with nine live matching rounds during a stop and search of a motor vehicle on the Mabura trail, Upper Demerara River late Sunday night.
Police in a release said the discovery was made around 22:00 hrs and the persons held are assisting with investigations.

Ex-serviceman shot dead in Sophia

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A SOPHIA resident was found dead on Saturday night on the ‘C’ Field, Sophia Access Road, Greater Georgetown.
Dead is 49-year-old Trevor Dublin, called ‘Corner Man’, of Lot 385 ‘C’ Field Sophia. According to the police, Dublin, who was shot in the chest, was found at around 22:00hrs by a mobile police patrol.
The body, which bore a single wound to the left side of the chest, was clad in a dark-coloured shirt, long blue jeans and a black long-boots. Lying next to it was a knife and a toque.
The deceased, an ex-serviceman, had been employed with BK International.
An ‘E’ Field resident is in police custody assisting with the investigation.

Gunmen attack Parfaite grocery

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As the robbers walked off, home owner Takur Dutt Narine and his sons began pelting bottles at them

…escape with over $1M in cash, jewels

FIVE gunmen early Tuesday morning robbed a Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara grocery of over $1M in cash and jewellery, during which they shot one of their victims and lashed another in the head.

At this point, the bandits discharged a fusillade of bullets, one of which struck Navendra Narine in the foot

Three robbers terrorised the family, who owns White Shop, a landmark grocery in the community, for half hour before they escaped with $400,000 in cash, two gold chains valued at $1M, two gold bands valued $60,000, two gold rings, two cellphones and other items.

Police said in a statement that they are making “stringent and diligent efforts in apprehending five men who robbed the family of cellular phones, cash and jewellery at their West Minister, West Bank Demerara home this morning and also a driver/salesman of his valuables and that of his motorcar, which was shortly after, found.”

The shot victim, twenty years old, who is in a stable condition, is being treated at a medical institution.

Tramautised: Shop owner, Saroj Singh and her youngest son, Navendra Narine, who was lashed in the head with a gun during the robbery

Police said investigations revealed that about 09:30hrs, the forty-eight-year-old self-employed businessman, who operates a grocery shop, was in his shop along with his wife, which is situated in front of their premises, when suddenly; they were pounced upon by three armed men. The bandits escorted the victims into the lower flat of their house, where they also held the victims’ two adult sons, before ransacking the house and left with an undisclosed amount of cash and valuables aforementioned. Shortly after the bandits departed, the grocer and his sons pursued them, during which encounter, the bandits discharged several rounds, one of which struck the twenty-year-old son, forcing them to abandon their chase.

Further investigation revealed that the bandits, who whilst fleeing, were joined by two other armed accomplices. They stopped a motorcar driven by a forty-seven-year-old salesman, relived him of his cash, cellular phones and that of his vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle was recovered in the said village. Crime scene investigators have retrieved several latent prints and seven spent shells from the crime scenes.

Scale a fence
Meanwhile, when Guyana Chronicle visited the scene businesswoman, Saroj Singh, related that as per norm, she opened for business and at about 09:30hrs three men walked in and asked to make a purchase of 2lbs of plantains. Mrs. Singh added that before she could tend to them, one of the men drew a handgun and ordered her, two sons and husband into the house. Realising it was a robbery she ran to the back of the yard and scaled a fence and went to a neighbour’s house while screaming for help, but people were afraid to render assistance since the men were armed.

The bedroom on the lower flat of the house, which was ransacked by the bandits

She related that the trio took her sons, Rakesh and Navendra Narine and husband, Takur Dutt Narine into the bottom flat of the house and they ransacked a bedroom for valuables. Mrs. Singh stated that the robbers spent some time in the house searching for money and jewels and in the process lashed her youngest son, Navendra Narine in his head with a gun: her husband was also beaten about the body. The men then calmly left the shop and joined by a fourth man began walking down the street as residents and other onlookers began converging on the scene. The homeowners rushed out behind them throwing glass bottles, to which the men retaliated by discharging a volley of bullets at them, with one bullet striking Rakesh Narine in the left foot.

Eyewitnesses say that when vehicles gathered on the scene blocked the passage of an apparent getaway car, the bandits walked, hijacked a black X-Trail sport-utility vehicle, PWW 1516 driven by Republic Bank salesman, Gary Halley. They took away Halley’s wallet and two cell phones and ordered him out of the vehicle but exited it several streets away, where a car arrived with two other armed men and they escaped.

A resident said she saw four men exiting the black vehicle which they had hijacked and left it parked in front of her house, but did not take it for anything. It was after sometime she learnt there was a robbery in the village. She explained that she thought the men were

The vehicle which was hijacked by the bandits after the robbery and abandoned several streets away (Michel Outridge photos)

construction workers because they all had haversacks, but noticed one of them carrying a carton of Bristol cigarettes.

Mrs. Singh, the owner of White Shop, told this newspaper that the last incident in which the shop was robbed was about five years ago, when the premises was broken into and some articles were taken, including gas bottles. She said that the bandits in Tuesday’s attack were not masked, but were not known to her, even though she has been operating the small grocery in the area for the past ten years. In the aftermath of the incident, her shot son, Rakesh, was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

According to ‘D’ Division Commander, Leslie James, no arrests have yet been made up to press time but they are following several leads.

School teacher bound, gagged, robbed of over $1 million in valuables

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A SCHOOL teacher was, on Tuesday morning, awakened, threatened and robbed of about one million dollars by two armed bandits just after 02:015hrs at her Lot 39 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam home, Berbice.
Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam, told reporters that the teacher, Melissa Ramdhan, was awakened by the intruders who were armed with knives and cutlasses. The bandits, who are of mixed race and of African descent respectively, carted off gold jewellery, a laptop computer, a wristwatch, a shoulder bag and cash.

The Guyana Chronicle was told that the bandits, after attacking the teacher, gagged her mouth and tied her hands to the bed frame before raising the volume of the television, prior to demanding the valuables.
At the time of incident, the teacher was occupying the lower flat of the two-storey building. After entering the home, the bandits demanded the valuables from Ramdhan then sprayed the woman with an irritant resulting in her becoming unconscious.

After regaining consciousness, the men reportedly untied her before forcing her to the upper flat where her relatives lived.
Sanjeev Rambaran, the woman’s nephew, told reporters that he was awakened following a loud banging at their door, and upon looking through the window, observed that his uncle Khrishna Sukhoo had sustained a wound to his head. “He said somebody lashed [him] across his head with a cutlass. I called out to neighbours, but no one responded. I then call for the police who came 30 minutes later,” he said.

Meanwhile, neighbours revealed that fear fell over them after being awakened by the noise. “ ’This time nah lang time.’ We can’t take any chances with bandits today. The incident was unfortunate, but we too have families to protect,” says a resident who has been living in the area for over 40 years .

Investigations are continuing.

Rape gang tormenting Bartica teens

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…probe launched, group urges action

RESIDENTS of Bartica, in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni administrative region have expressed disgust over a prevailing situation of sexual exploitation in which teenage girls as young as 13 are being gang-raped, some even drugged with ecstasy, by a group of men in the area.
The Guyana Chronicle was alerted by a post on social media by a Bartica man Tuesday highlighting what he called the “real dangers” faced by young women, whom he listed as “13, 14, 15 year-old schoolgirls”.

“So in Bartica there is this gang of men, who goes around luring these 13,14, 15 year old schoolgirls, picking them up from school and taking them to various places including hotels, then having a ball with them.. part of the process include giving them Ecstasy,” part of the man’s post read.
When the Guyana Chronicle contacted Bartica Mayor Gifford Marshall Tuesday afternoon he confirmed the reports to be true. Marshall said his office is aware of the situation and has launched an investigation. He is expected to give a statement on the issue in a few days after he would have gathered adequate information.

Another official in Bartica also told the Guyana Chronicle that investigations reveal that some of the same men are involved repeatedly in the series of rape which has been happening for a while. The source said the latest two cases which were reported involved, two teenaged school girls – ages 13 and 14 respectively – who complained of being gang raped on separate occasions.
The Guyana Chronicle understands that one of the girls, a 13-year-old complained that five adult men had gang-raped her before letting her go. Police are investigating the matter. “Around Christmas time there was one that they drugged and she was naked. She ran out of the house and ran out on the road naked,” a reliable source told the Guyana Chronicle. According to the source, a video of the naked girl on the street was also circulating on social media. She was only 15 years old.

“Some of the cases are in court, some are back and forth. Social workers are aware of it,” the source said.
Sometimes the girls are being lured and at other times they are bullied. According to the source, “Bartica is a society which is fast pace, so at this stage they might offer them a phone or some time to lure them.”
President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) Urica Primus, who is also a Bartician, expressed disgust and said the issue is not a new one. She told the Guyana Chronicle that rape in Bartica is on a steady increase, but few persons report cases, since many of such cases end prematurely.

“Rape in Bartica is steadily increasing, with less person’s reporting due to many cases not going to trial. For a number of cases the victims are told that their files are with the DPP and when we check, the files aren’t there… This is a matter that we brought to the attention of the Hinterland Intelligence Committee, which we are a part of, and a complaint that we heard as recent as Saturday during our TIP Sensitization Rescue and Rehabilitation programme at Port Kaituma,” the GWMO President told the Guyana Chronicle on Tuesday.
She said too that with little or no support services available to victims in some rural communities, perpetrators walk free and have opportunities to threaten or bribe the victim in many cases. The GWMO is working aggressively with little resource to render as much help as they can to victims of sexual exploitation, and all other forms of abuse against children and women across Guyana, she said.

“We will continue to assist the communities and the parents in an effort for them to get justice for their children, whether it is relaying between them and the DPP, following up with the police and also following the process all the way through court to ensure that the children and adults, whoever the victims are, get justice for the crimes which happened to them,” Primus told the Guyana Chronicle.

Bandits force engineer to make withdrawal at ATM

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A MAN sitting on the seawall Monday night at Ogle, East Coast Demerara relaxing, was robbed by three armed bandits who also bundled him in his car and took him to a Robb Street ATM to withdraw cash.

Reports indicate that the aircraft engineer was robbed of $60,000 cash and one Samsung cell phone. He was at the time sitting on the seawall at 22:00hrs when the men approached him with a gun pointed in his direction.
The engineer then handed over 20,000 in cash that he had in his possession, along with his cell phone, but the bandits demanded more.

He was then taken to his vehicle PVV 17 32, where he was restrained in the back seat while the men drove to a Robb Street ATM. One of the bandits then exited the vehicle and visited the ATM where a withdrawal of $40,000 was done using the engineer’s bank card.

The bandits then used the vehicle with the engineer inside to go on a joy ride, later abandoning the vehicle with the victim at Regent and Cummings Streets, Georgetown. The matter was reported to the police on Tuesday and investigations continue.

Man killed during ‘threesome’ still to be identified

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THE body of a man who was beaten to death Monday morning on Third Avenue,Bartica, after refusing to leave the scene of a sexual act that was being performed by three persons is yet to be formally identified, police have confirmed.

Known only by the alias “Radika,” the body is at the Bartica Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. According to the police, three persons inclusive of a female are in custody assisting with the murder investigation. The incident occurred between 04:00-08:00hrs Monday on Third Avenue Beach, Bartica.

Investigations have revealed that because the victim refused to remove from the beach, the suspects, who were involved in a “threesome act,” allegedly gave him a severe beating. According to the police, a public-spirited citizen who witnessed the incident summoned the police who responded promptly and arrested the suspects and escorted the victim who was in an unconscious state, to the Bartica Public Hospital where he succumbed whilst receiving treatment.

Bandit nabbed with gun, stolen items

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– following Mahaicony robbery

A Calcutta, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara resident was on Sunday evening apprehended by Police ranks minutes after he committed armed robbery on a couple at Burma, Mahaicony.

The 9mm Glock Pistol and matching rounds found on the robbery suspect

Based on reports received, the victims were relaxing under a benab at a popular fun park at Mahaicony when the lone gunman confronted them, and demanded cash and jewellery while brandishing a handgun.
The suspect relieved the couple of their mobile phones, an undisclosed sum of cash, and other valuables before fleeing the scene.
The traumatised victims made their way to the Mahaicony Police Station and reported the matter. Based on the description given, the Police went to the Recess Public Road where the suspect was arrested and positively identified by the victims.
Upon the suspect’s arrest, he was found to be in possession of an unlicensed 9mm Glock Pistol and nine live rounds of ammunition. In addition, the other items were recovered except the cash. A ballistic test is being conducted on the firearm to ascertain if it was used in the commissioning of other crimes.
The suspect is being processed for court.

Shop assistant allegedly raped at gunpoint

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A TWENTY-YEAR-OLD shop assistant was raped at gunpoint on Tuesday evening, in the vicinity of the Mayor and Town Council (M&TC) Housing Scheme, in New Amsterdam, as she was returning to her Mount Sinai, home, in West Canje.
The woman, who is employed at a popular grocery shop on Strand Road, had moments ago, concluded her day’s work and had decided to walk home along the newly constructed, all weather roadway that stretches from Shoe Lane to Angoy’s Avenue, on the eastern fringe of the New Amsterdam township, She was suddenly pulled into a nearby clump of bushes.

Her struggles to resist her attacker’s grip on her body, was too weak to ward off the youth who pointed a pistol to her head, before demanding that she comply with his wishes. “I want some sex and I got to get it,” he muttered into her ear. But, she did not submit easily. The woman said she screamed, alerting a passing cyclist, who in turn alerted a hire car driver who was in the vicinity plying his trade. But, the driver was overheard saying, “Me wife and me daughters are at home. Me ain’t got no time,” before driving off.

The alleged rape victim said she was sexually violated for over an hour before the rapist left her behind, bleeding and battered. She said, it was another passerby, who came to her rescue and subsequently alerted relatives. At the time of this report, the victim was undecided as to whether she should report the matter to the police, as she claimed it is very difficult for her to relive the life changing incident again. However, she has since issued a call for the M&TC to clear all overgrown bushes along the parapets and open lots, and to place electric lamps along the roadways so as to improve on the security within the community.

“As woman, I must feel safe to walk. It was not late. Just after 1900hrs. I would hear of similar stories, occurring in this area, but I never believe. I feel so humiliated. I feel so violated…”

 

Stanleytown family robbed at gunpoint in their home

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The dwelling house where the robbery took place on Tuesday night.

OMA Mangar and her family are still reeling from shock having suffered brutality at the hands of two gunmen who robbed their home on Tuesday night.

Mangar told the Guyana Chronicle that at about 20:05hrs on Tuesday night, she, her parents and two visiting relatives were seated in the bottom flat of their Lot 189 Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara home, chatting.

Her mother, who was facing the window, observed a man jumping the fence and she started to scream, but by then the robber was joined by an accomplice, both of whom were armed with handguns.

Mangar related that the robbers placed them to lie face down on the ground and told them to stay quiet and hand over their valuables.

She said that the men were shouting at them the whole time and threatened to shoot if they did not comply. She added that her father hesitated and tried to resist but he was struck to his back with a gun by one of the two bandits and forced to the floor.

Mangar said that the men were not masked and are not known to them but they carted off with a laptop, cell phones, a blow dryer and an undisclosed amount of cash. She could not say how the men arrived or left the scene, since they were too afraid to look outside after the robbery.

Manger said that neighbours related that they did not see anything but she surmised that the bandits were watching and waiting before they carried out the robbery.

The matter was reported and the police were summoned but the bandits were long gone by the time the police arrived on the scene. Police said no arrests have yet been made but the probe is ongoing.

Leopold St. man shot while trying to disarm cop


 

Akeem Rajkumar

A policeman was forced to open fire on a man he had confronted yesterday afternoon, when the man tried to disarm him.

The man has been identified as 27-year-old Akeem Rajkumar called “Barney” of 63 Leopold Street.

According to information received, ranks at the Brickdam Police Station received information that the suspect had a firearm on him at a shop in Leopold Street, and he was carrying out a demonstration for his friends.

When the ranks arrived at the location around 16:30hrs, they spotted Rajkumar and a group of young men liming at the said shop.

On seeing the lawmen, the suspect reportedly passed the weapon to an individual next to him, and then began throwing bricks at the ranks when they approached him.

As a result of this, two of the policemen rushed toward Rajkumar to arrest him—it was during this process that the suspect tried to disarm one of them which resulted in him being shot to the left foot.

When this newspaper visited the hospital yesterday, he was being treated, under police guard, at the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit.

Investigations are ongoing.

Sheep thieves hit flooded West Coast Berbice

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As farmers on the West Coast of Berbice (WCB) continued to battle flooding, a group of thieves used the opportunity to raid several sheep pens along the coast.

The most recent incident occurred about 23:30h on Monday when thieves broke

Armadale resident Dungandai Ramassar-Ramnarine

into an Armadale family’s animal pen and stole six sheep after the family had retired to bed. The farmer’s wife, Dungandai Ramassar-Ramnarine, told Guyana Times that while she did not see how many persons raided the sheep pen, there were several footprints in the mud.

“[Monday] night around 11:30, I hear the noise. When I hear tramping in the water, meh put on the light and wake up meh husband and when they come down and pitch light, the men already gone with the sheep them,” the woman noted.

She explained that the thieves broke in from the back of the pen to gain access to the livestock. However, after the lights were switched on, the men fled.

“Me thought it was cows, not knowing that it was men carrying away the sheep them,” the farmer’s wife related, noting that the six sheep were all large in size.

Ramassar-Ramnarine explained that a report was made at the Fort Wellington Police Station, but up to late Tuesday afternoon, no rank had visited the family. The Police reportedly contended that the Ramnarines should have branded their livestock.

Meanwhile, residents in Number 30 Village reported similar incidents of sheep theft, claiming that the thieves are taking advantage of the flood situation to pounce on them.

Security guard shot by bandits

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A SIXTY-FOUR-YEAR-OLD security guard was on Friday night shot and killed with his firearm by two identifiable male bandits, at a supermarket located at Lot 8 Block X, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, whilst on duty.

According to police, initial investigation revealed that at about 19:00hrs, the victim identified as Gerald Henry, of ‘C’ Field Sophia and employed as an armed security of a registered security firm, was on duty at the supermarket when the incident occurred.

Henry was armed with a handgun at the time he was pounced upon by the suspects, who tried to relieve him of the firearm. A struggle ensued, during which the victim was shot and the suspects collected the firearm and fled.

The security guard was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

No arrests have been made at this time. Investigation is in progress

Armed bandits invade #46 grocery shop


 

–  Elderly couple traumatized

An elderly couple running a grocery store along the Number 46 public road was yesterday

Robbed: Kumarie Kamaldeo

afternoon traumatised by two armed men demanding cash and jewellery.

Brandishing a gun and a knife, the intruders tied up the couple during the 20-minute ordeal. The robbery took place at around 13:30 hrs.

Fifty-seven year-old Kumarie Kamaldeo told reporters that she was in the bottom flat with her husband Kamaldeo, 58, when the men entered the premises under the pretence of being customers.

“One come up to me with a knife and seh don’t scream, don’t mek no noise or me guh bore yuh”.

She said that she attempted to get up, but was pushed to the floor and told not to move.

“Dem tell me nah scream or dem guh shoot we and kill we. Den dem tek de tape and tape meh two hand and mouth and he shove meh ah ground again,” she recounted.

The woman recalled that the men then demanded cash and jewellery while also holding her husband at gunpoint.

“Me show dem weh de money deh and me tell dem it get $10,000 upstairs, but dem tell

The couple’s grocery store.

me how me got to get more jewellery”.

At that point she handed over her two gold rings and a bangle she was wearing at the time. Kamaldeo related that she and her husband pleaded with the men to not kill them.

One of the perpetrators then tied up her husband while the other escorted her to the upper flat in search of more valuables.

“Me tell dem tek wha’eva dem want,” she said.

By that time a customer had ventured into the shop, but the two victims were not allowed to speak while they were tied up and hidden in the house. The customer eventually left.

The woman told Kaieteur News that only one of the men was masked, and both kept asking her if she knew them – she told them no.

After robbing the couple, the men left them tied up and calmly walked out the yard. Not long after, another customer came in and they managed to alert him. They were subsequently untied and the police were contacted.

The men reportedly escaped with $43,000 in local currency, jewellery, and $22,000 in phone cards.

Investigations are continuing.

Republic Bank morning raid goes wrong…Bandit killed, rogue bank employee shot


 

–  Dead man had a university degree 

Shock, anger and disbelief were some of the emotions expressed yesterday when three educated young men with good professions were identified as the suspects in yesterday’s attempted robbery at Republic Bank Limited (RBL) on Water Street, Georgetown.

Elton Wray, a 25-year-old agronomist attached to the National Agriculture Research Extension Institute (NAREI) was shot dead while his accomplice, Jamal Haynes, who worked at the said bank for seven years sustained gunshot wounds to both legs.

Wray’s cousin, 22-year-old Keron Sanders, who was the last suspect to exit the bank was apprehended and is assisting with investigation.

Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum, confirmed that a second bank employee, who has been fingered in the robbery plot, has been taken into custody. Blanhum pointed out that at this point it is only an allegation and investigation is ongoing to determine whether the second person was a suspect.

Kaieteur News was informed that the three pistols the men tried to rob the bank with were recovered by the cops.

Managing Director the Professional Guard Services (PGS), Sean Kirkpatrick, said that three armed men entered Republic Bank before it was open to the public.

The perpetrators wore masks, gloves and carried handguns with which they opened fire on the RBL personnel.

PGS security guards who were on site immediately raised an alarm and armed response teams proceeded to the location.

According to Kirkpatrick, when the team arrived, the gunmen opened fire on them; the guards returned fire.

With the help of the police, the robbery was thwarted.

The plot…

According to information, the robbers had planned the attack on the bank for some time; this was confirmed by one of the captured bandits.

They were dropped off on Robb Street, in the vicinity of the vendor’s mall (opposite the bank) in HC 7778 and walked to the bank with their faces covered and pistols in their hands.

This newspaper was told that the men planned that after robbing the bank, they wound have ran south of the bank and rejoin the vehicle and head to another location where they wound have split the loot among themselves.

However, their plans failed when members from the Professional Guard Services responded to one of their colleague’s call and cornered them until the police arrived.

How it all started…

Around 07:20 hrs yesterday, the three men walked to the bank and fired several shots to scare persons away. They went into the ATM and shot open the door to get into the bank.

Investigators believed that Haynes was the individual who plotted the act since he was familiar with the time the vault opens.

“Before they could have got to the vault, they heard gunshots outside and they panicked. They began running around inside the bank,” a staffer told this newspaper yesterday.

A vehicle with armed guards was in the vicinity and responded to the scene when one of their colleagues called to inform that the bank was under attack.

“They thought was police. They didn’t expect anyone to respond so soon with the traffic around that time,” the staffer said.

Wray ran out of the bank, while firing shots and ended up at the Plaisance Bus Park where he was apprehended. He was shot to the chest and died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

Bank staffer Haynes, on the other hand, held a gun to one of the bank employee’s neck and took him to the vendor’s mall where he allowed the young man to leave. He then ran into a canteen.

“De bai run in the kitchen, put on an apron and a hat and start cooking but people see when he run in and run behind he so he couldn’t hide,” a vendor said. The woman explained that Haynes usually purchased food from the same canteen.

The police held Sanders, a Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident, when he tried to exit the bank.

Haynes’s relatives were the only people to turn up at the hospital. They insisted that the young man was not a bandit but was in fact wrongfully arrested.

His grandmother, who did not give her name, said that he left to go to work as usual and said something went wrong. The woman said that the 24-year-old man worked at the bank for seven years and never got into those activities. His sister also worked at the bank.

Career men…

Wray, whose father is a senior official at Immigrations, went to China on a government scholarship and earned a monthly salary of $186,299.

Only last year, he received a duty free concession and brought in a Nissan Juke, PWW 1452. He parked his vehicle around 04:00 hrs yesterday at the Parking Lot at South Ruimveldt Shopping Plazza. It is suspected that he might have been picked up by the same vehicle that transported them to the scene.

Wray’s badge with the position, Research Assistant was hanging inside of the vehicle.

His cousin, Sanders, was said to be employed as a machine operator with one of the photo studios in Georgetown.

Haynes on the other hand worked in the support department at the bank. He assisted various departments.

Need for money…

Kaieteur News was informed that Wray wanted to travel overseas recently to see his girlfriend but could not afford it. He had asked a number of persons for a part time job where he could have made some extra money.

Another language

Those who were trapped inside the bank said that the men spoke in another language. Some even assumed that the bandits might have been foreigners but this newspaper later confirmed that Wray studied Chinese and might have taught his accomplices a thing or two.

Shock, disbelief and anger…

Haynes’s colleagues were in shock when they found out that he was the one who went into the bank. They described him as a quiet and soft spoken young man who was always willing to assist.

“You would ask him to go and buy a food for you and he would do it without saying anything. That’s how cool he was and he was not a rude person,” a staffer said.

Even the vendors could not believe what they were seeing when the police grabbed the 24-year-old from the market.

“That bai, quiet and mannerly. He does always be in the market and he always come to buy something and support us so I don’t know what happened,” a vendor said.

Meanwhile, the bank’s Managing Director, Richard Sammy, said that “our greatest concern at this point rests upon the safety and well-being of our staff and customers. We have initiated trauma assistance processes for staff and shall continue to work with law enforcement officials in their investigations.”

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Armed bandits invade #46 grocery shop


 

–  Elderly couple traumatized

An elderly couple running a grocery store along the Number 46 public road was yesterday

Robbed: Kumarie Kamaldeo

afternoon traumatised by two armed men demanding cash and jewellery.

Brandishing a gun and a knife, the intruders tied up the couple during the 20-minute ordeal. The robbery took place at around 13:30 hrs.

Fifty-seven year-old Kumarie Kamaldeo told reporters that she was in the bottom flat with her husband Kamaldeo, 58, when the men entered the premises under the pretence of being customers.

“One come up to me with a knife and seh don’t scream, don’t mek no noise or me guh bore yuh”.

She said that she attempted to get up, but was pushed to the floor and told not to move.

“Dem tell me nah scream or dem guh shoot we and kill we. Den dem tek de tape and tape meh two hand and mouth and he shove meh ah ground again,” she recounted.

The woman recalled that the men then demanded cash and jewellery while also holding her husband at gunpoint.

“Me show dem weh de money deh and me tell dem it get $10,000 upstairs, but dem tell

The couple’s grocery store.

me how me got to get more jewellery”.

At that point she handed over her two gold rings and a bangle she was wearing at the time. Kamaldeo related that she and her husband pleaded with the men to not kill them.

One of the perpetrators then tied up her husband while the other escorted her to the upper flat in search of more valuables.

“Me tell dem tek wha’eva dem want,” she said.

By that time a customer had ventured into the shop, but the two victims were not allowed to speak while they were tied up and hidden in the house. The customer eventually left.

The woman told Kaieteur News that only one of the men was masked, and both kept asking her if she knew them – she told them no.

After robbing the couple, the men left them tied up and calmly walked out the yard. Not long after, another customer came in and they managed to alert him. They were subsequently untied and the police were contacted.

The men reportedly escaped with $43,000 in local currency, jewellery, and $22,000 in phone cards.

Investigations are continuing.

Someone pointed to me that she might be related to Mr. Ramotar.

Bandit stabbed during ECD robbery

 
 

Police are investigating a robbery under arms, which has left one bandit injured, on Monday evening at Vigilance, East Coast Demerara.
Reports are a 66-year-old businessman was relieved of about $70,000 by two males.
According to Police reports, investigations revealed that the victim, who operates a shop in front of his premises, was in the process of closing his business when he was pounced on by the bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun and the other with a two-bladed cutlass.
During the incident, one of the bandits attempted to chop the businessman, but he dodged the chop which resulted in the blow being directed towards the bandit’s accomplice. As a result, the bandit was stabbed to his lower abdomen.
Following the incident, the duo fled the scene in a silver-grey motor car. The Police were alerted and, based on investigations, found the injured bandit at a city hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.
Investigations are ongoing.

Alleged Leopold Street bandit shot trying to disarm cop – court hears


 

Remanded to prison: Akeem Rajkumar

A 27-year-old mason of Lot 62 Leopold Street, Georgetown, who was shot in the foot by police after he attempted to disarm an officer, was remanded to prison, yesterday, after he appeared before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Akeem Rajkumar denied the first charge which alleged that on June 27, last, at Leopold and Cross Streets, Georgetown, while armed with a gun, he robbed Dexter France of one haversack containing a pair of Timberland boots, nine and a half penny weights raw gold, and $44,000 in cash as well as a quantity of clothing.

It was further alleged that on the same day in question at Leopold and Cross Streets, he had in his possession 50 grams of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.

Rajkumar pleaded not guilty to both charges after they were read to him by the magistrate.

Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted to the defendant on both matters citing the serious nature of the offense. The penalty the charge attracts, the nature and prevalence of the matters and the fact that a gun was used to rob the virtual complainant were among the reasons cited.

The prosecutor told the court that Rajkumar was shot in his left knee on the day in question after he attempted to disarm a police rank that went to a shop in Leopold Street after receiving information.

The prosecution added that a search was conducted on the defendant and a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be narcotics where found in his right side pants pocket.

The prosecutor further informed the court that Rajkumar was wanted by the police for a series of robberies.

Rajkumar was then cautioned by the police, told of the offence and arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station.

The prosecution’s objection to bail was upheld by the magistrate and the defendant was remanded to prison. He will make his next court appearance on July 26.

 

Security guard found with throat slit


 

The body of a 49-year-old security guard was found early yesterday on a makeshift bench at the victim’s employment site on Robb Street, Georgetown, with the throat slit.

Samuel Prowell’s (inset) body was found on this makeshift bench.

The dead man has been identified has Samuel Prowell called “Sammy,” a father of three, of 12 Mocha, East Bank Demerara.
The security guard’s body was discovered at 05:45 hrs in front of the store he was securing, Hai Matadi Ishant Variety Store at 16 Robb Street, Georgetown.
The police suspect that the victim might have been killed by a drug addict who he might have annoyed, as he (victim) had been chasing destitutes from the area since he started working at the store three months ago.
Prowell’s bicycle was missing from the scene and it is believed that his killer(s) might have escaped with it.
Mark Samuels, Operations Manager of the private security firm with which the man was employed, said that Prowell was aggressive and got into several arguments with drug addicts and vagrants who would usually be in the area.
Samuel said that he tried talking to Prowell and advised that he be friendly with the people in the area, since it was lonely. “He would come over very aggressive and I talked to him many times about this. This murder has to be vendetta-driven.”
Meanwhile, when this newspaper visited the victim’s home yesterday, neighbours said that he lived alone in a dilapidated shack.
He was last seen alive Wednesday morning when he left to go to work.
His niece, Candia Shepard said that she was at home when someone called and informed her that her uncle had been murdered.
“Right away I called my sister to come and pick me up and we went to the scene we didn’t get to see him, because they had already moved the body. There was a table and cardboard… and newspaper with blood were on it” the woman explained.
She added that while at the scene, she received a call from the deceased man’s brother who informed her that he had gone to the Georgetown Public Hospital and identified Prowell’s body.
Up to late yesterday, investigators were checking the area for surveillance cameras, hoping that the image of the security guard’s killer(s) has been captured on CCTV.
While there is a camera in close proximity to the murder, it has been confirmed that the camera was not working.
Investigations are ongoing.

Father says teenaged son provoked into killing ‘taunting’ taxi driver


 

The teenager who is now in police custody for the murder of Deonarine ‘Baba’ Laljit,

Dead: Deonarine Laljit

a taxi driver of No.72 Village, allegedly killed his neighbour over continuous taunts about his sister. This is according to the father of the accused.
Kaieteur News was told that the accused, whose eldest sister lived next door to Laljit, had separated from her husband sometime ago and migrated. However, according to the father, his teenage son came home a few months ago and complained that Laljit was teasing him about his sister’s personal problems.
“He come home and told his mother that the man keep teasing he ‘bout he sister divorce and wha does go on in she house,” the father of the 14-year-old said.
He stressed that his son would complain that Laljit would insult him whenever he travels with him, doing so in the presence of other passengers.
The lad’s father is of the opinion that his son probably felt overwhelmed and frustrated with the teasing and that spurred him to resort to such an act to defend his sister, an act he said is no excuse to do what he did.
The man told this publication that his son has never had brushes with the law and is usually at home on his computer or assisting with chores when he (father) is out at sea.
“It is unbelievable what he did, but I don’t know my son’s mind,” the distraught father said. He explained that his son dropped out of the Line Path Secondary School because he was not doing well academically. However, he wanted to enroll at the Roadside Baptist Church for vocational classes when he turned 15.
He expressed his hope that his son will learn from his mistakes and reckless decisions made that cost him his freedom.
Meanwhile, a post mortem examination revealed that Laljit died of shock and haemorrhage with a stab wound to the neck.
The file for the case has since been completed and sent for advice. This was confirmed by the Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam. The young man is expected to face the courts sometime next week.
Deonarine Laljit was stabbed to the neck and left to die by the 14-year-old on Wednesday.
After stabbing the taxi driver in his car, the teen fled the scene and hid in an abandoned house. He was eventually nabbed by ranks and taken into custody.
Laljit succumbed to his injury after he collapsed at the gate of a villager. He was later rushed to the Skeldon Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The murder weapon has since been recovered.

 

Gunmen threaten to put infant in freezer during home invasion

–   One nabbed while tying elderly woman; stroke-victim brutalized

Four armed bandits yesterday threatened to put a nine-month-old baby in a freezer, if their

Shivindra Sahadeo and his wife, Shamdai with their granddaughter.

demands were not met, when they gained entry into a house at Lot 1940 Section C Block X, Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD). This was around 10:15 hrs.

The men—three armed with guns and one with a cutlass —tortured 65-year-old Shivindra Sahadeo and his wife, Shamdai Sahadeo, when they scaled the back fence of the yard and used a table to climb into the back verandah of the house. They threatened to put little Kaylee Jaisingh in the freezer if her grandparents did not give up their valuables.

During the 20-minute ordeal, Shivindra Sahadeo, who suffers from a stroke, was beaten and kicked about the body. The men did not spare his wife—they dragged her by the hair and kicked her as she lay on the floor.

While one of the robbers was tying the elderly woman, the police responded after receiving a call from a neighbour, and arrested him. His three accomplices managed to jump off the verandah and escape in a waiting car.

The trio carted off a laptop, jewellery and money.

One of the rooms that the men ransacked.

Deolok Jaisingh, who operates a Spare Parts establishment in the neighbouring village, said that he had just left home when the men gained entry to his home.

According to Jaisingh, when the bandits entered his home, his father-in-law was in a hammock in the front verandah.

“They went and dragged him out and pulled him into the house and asked for money, so my father-in-law told them that he is a pensioner and he didn’t have any money, and they started beating him and kicking him about his body,” Jaisingh related.

He further explained that while the men were attacking Shivindra, his mother-in-law heard and ran to the verandah, screaming for thief, but no one heard, since a neighbour was playing music.

Additionally, most of the neighbours were not at home, as some had gone to work, while the others were attending their children’s graduation.

“They pulled her in and started beating her too and they picked up my baby from the play pen and threatened to put her in the freezer,” Jaisingh said.

Kaieteur News was informed that when the bandits scaled the victim’s fence, a nearby resident saw and called the police.

As the men were searching the house, the police responded and knocked on the door.

“When they (bandits) realized it was the police, three of them ran, but (maybe) the fourth one didn’t hear (and continued tying the elderly woman) so the police broke the door and arrested him while he was tying my mother-in-law,” Jaisingh said.

The bandit who was held was caught with the elderly woman’s costume jewellery in his pocket and three bags with valuables he had packed to take out. He is currently at the Diamond Police Station being questioned.

Hard times under the PNC. Pressure does mek a pipe buss as pnc supporters pay the price for voting PNC with hard guava season.

Woman stabbed, beaten over doctor’s fee request


 

A 49-year-old woman was stabbed and beaten by her boyfriend on Tuesday when she asked

Andrea Brummell

him to borrow $3000 to visit the doctor.
Andrea Brummell, of Lot 465 North East La Penitence, Georgetown suffers from high blood pressure and needed money to visit the doctor.
The mother of five reportedly asked her partner to loan her the cash until she received her salary the following day.
Her request allegedly angered the suspect and this resulted in a bitter altercation which caused him to stab her four times about the body and hit her in the head with a piece of wood. Brummell is now recovering in a private hospital.
The suspect was nabbed on Friday morning and has told the police that he was simply trying to defend himself.
Brummell, in an interview yesterday, said that she can barely recall what transpired. She has even lost track of the days.
The woman said that she remembers asking her partner to borrow the cash but does not recall when he assaulted her.
“I don’t remember what happened, all I know is that I got up on Thursday morning preparing to go to work. I was on one bed and he (suspect) was on the other bed,” she recalled.
From her hospital bed, the security guard noted that as she was about to get ready, she felt sick and asked her partner to take her to the hospital—the man agreed.
It was at the hospital that she discovered she was stabbed—two wounds to the leg, once to the buttocks and one to the spine. There were also black and blue marks on her body.
Kaieteur News was informed that the woman was previously attacked by the suspect, who will be making a court appearance on Monday.

6 nabbed with 7.5kg ganja in Berbice

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… another nabbed at ECD with 7kg

 

Six persons were arrested in New Amsterdam, Berbice, on Saturday morning with a large amount of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Based on reports received, an intelligence-led operation swooped down on a house and at the time, a man, his wife and daughter along with three other females were in the process of packaging the illegal substance.
The cannabis was confiscated and taken to the New Amsterdam Police Station where it was weighed and amounted to 7.5 kilograms. The six persons are being processed for court where they are expected to be arraigned with possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
Meanwhile, Police ranks in C Division (East Coast Demerara) have arrested a 30-year-old man of First Street Paradise, East Coast Demerara, with a bag containing seven kilogram of cannabis. He too is being processed for court.
Only Friday last, two men were separately charged after they were found to be in possession of cannabis in Moblissa, Linden/Soesdyke Highway and Kara Kara, Linden respectively.
Police stated that on Thursday last, ranks of a mobile patrol on the Moblissa Linden Highway arrested Kayle Roberts, 23, a handyman of Moblissa with eight parcels of compressed cannabis, amounting to 5.5 kilograms.
In addition, on the same day, ranks on an ATV Patrol in Lower Kara Kara, Linden, arrested 44-year-old Michael Torres, a logger, at his home with one kilogram of cannabis. They were arraigned and remanded to prison by Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.
They will make their next appearance on August 21.

Bartica, Lusignan massacre killers were planning prison break since February

 

Bartica massacre killer, Mark Royden Williams called “Smallie” reportedly started the fire at the Camp Street jail yesterday as a distraction to escape. And he did escape.
He was among five high profile inmates who held a prison warden hostage and escaped from the prison shortly after 17:00 hrs.
The other escapees are Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, who was charged for the April 4, 2015 murder of businesswoman Shevon Gordon, who was shot near her One Mile, Linden home during a robbery.
Dellon Henry called “Nasty man” who was charged for buggery, murder and illegal gun as a teenager was committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of East Ruimveldt resident, Dexter Griffith on September 29, 2015.
Uree Varswyck, an ex-policeman was charged for the December 2014 murder of Sterling Products Limited security guard, Wilfred Stewart and the execution-style killing of GGMC engineer, Trevor Abrams in 2015.
The fifth prisoner could not be identified. The escapees are armed.
The men reportedly hijacked a burgundy car on Bent Street, Georgetown and made good their escape. The last report was that they were spotted in Sophia, Georgetown.
Williams might have been planning his escape from the prison since February, last. A woman, Kelly Ann Martin, was arrested after trying to smuggle a grenade in to him.

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William was recently handed the death sentence after being convicted on eight counts of murder over the February 17, 2008 Bartica Massacre.
Kaieteur News learnt that the fire was set at seven different places inside the prison shortly after 17:00 hrs before the prison warden was held hostage.
Head of Prison, Gladwin Samuels, said that as of Sunday morning there were 1,018 inmates at the prison. However, as of last night, it could not be determined how many prisoners were accounted for.
Prisoners were being transported to the Lusignan Prisons after they opted to leave the burning compound.
They were first taken to the Prison Officers’ Sports Club across from the prison. Not long after that building was also set on fire. Prisoners could be seen jumping from the balcony of the building to the ground below.
When that blaze was extinguished the prison authorities transported them to the Lusignan prisons in large trucks.

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