Crime Tracker Guyana, since May 2015

Life so hard in Guyana under the afc/pnc that even the dead ain't safe. 

Bandits raid tomb of Hampshire girl

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The tomb that was vandalised

…carts off with jewellery and cash

THE family of a six-year-old girl who died after a prolonged illness in May 2017, was shocked to find her tomb vandalised and jewellery and cash stolen on Sunday-last some seven months later.

The discovery was made when the family visited the tomb of Lacy Jagroop Mohanlall called “Sarah” at Hampshire Village Corentyne.

Bharat Jagroop called “Blackie”, 45, the father of the deceased said during the Christmas holidays the family visited the site and as is customary took her favourite toys and candies and everything was intact. He explained that the final touches to the tomb was scheduled for Friday but upon arrival to complete the job the family was shocked to find the resting place of their “angel” vandalized.

“Last Sunday I decide I gon finish the last part of the tiling and everybody went, the shock we get was hard to see the whole tomb bruk up. My wife fainted; she couldn’t bear to see what happened”.

He said he left to inform the police and after they checked the casket the body was intact but the jewellery and the money she was buried with was missing. “It’s really hurtful to see after so long she buried, somebody would do something like this. I feel sad about this whole thing, it made us all feel sick.”

The family explained that from birth Lacy Jagroop Mohanlall called “Sarah” was diagnosed with a disability and a brain tumor but lived a life full of energy and happiness until her last moment. The mother Parhbattie Sahadat called “Sita”, said losing her young child was very difficult and to know she was laid to rest and then had her resting place disturbed is alarming. Mr.Jagroop, said the entire incident has left the family mourning all over again and is also calling on the Neighborhood Democratic Council (NDC), to clear the overgrown bushes around the cemetery. Police were notified of the incident and have since launched an investigation.


ard in Guyana under the pnc/afc that even the dead ain't safe.


Armed men rob grasscutters of machines


The two workers (from right) Ramdin and Boodram Hemraj still decked in their work attire

As the days seem to become tougher, thieves have been going to the extent of robbing even sanitation workers.

Just yesterday, two sanitation workers were robbed of their weeding machines around 05:35 am as they were preparing to begin work.

The workers, Boodram Hemraj, a 61-year old father of two, of Independence Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara;  and Ramdin, (only name given), 49-year old father of two, also of Independence Street, said they had just arrived at their worksite on Church Street, Georgetown when two armed men on a motorcycle approached them.

Hemraj was quick to note that the rider of the motorcycle, which bore no number plate, demanded his machine, which he handed over. Ramdin was resistant.

Ramdin noted that he did not want to hand over his only source of income, but changed his mind quickly when the rider, a light-complexioned male, instructed the passenger, a dark-complexioned person, to shoot him. “

Ramdin said he has been doing this kind of work for the past two years.

Drugb posted:

Mars spent 3 months in Guyana and say there is no crime.  We must be living in an alternate universe. 

You are a veritable jackass who must be living in an alternate universe if you think I said that there is no crime.

Mars posted:
Drugb posted:

Mars spent 3 months in Guyana and say there is no crime.  We must be living in an alternate universe. 

You are a veritable jackass who must be living in an alternate universe if you think I said that there is no crime.

You should kiss Jagdeo and the PPP feet for turning the country around after 27 years of Pnc destruction. You are able to reap the benefits of significantly increased property price for family property. 

Armed bandits rob cashier at C&F Mall


…suspected getaway car abandoned in Agricola backdam

Police are investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 22-year-old cashier at the C&F Mall located at Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara, by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
An investigation revealed that at about 10:25h on Thursday morning, the victim was in the cashier cage of the Western Union section of the supermarket which is located on the upper flat of the two-story building, when she was approached by the suspects, one of whom pointed a gun at her and demanded cash. She complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, after which the men exited the building.
The victim immediately made an alarm and the owner of the business who was in a nearby office and is a licensed firearm holder responded and gave chase after the bandits who entered a waiting motor car, which sped through Water Street, Bagotstown.
During the chase, the licensed firearm holder discharged several rounds in the bandits’ direction. It is not known at this time if the bandits were injured.
Investigators have since impounded what is suspected to be the getaway car and are currently processing a vehicle. Police said the vehicle, which was found abandoned in Agricola Backdam, carries a hire car registration number and has several suspected bullet holes at the rear.
The Police in a statement said stringent efforts are being made to have the perpetrators arrested and brought to justice.


Unlicensed .32 pistol, sub-machine gun, ammo found


Police search house in Lodge


…3 females in custody


A Guyana Police Force report has detailed that ranks conducting an intelligence-led operation on a house at D’Urban Street, Lodge — on Wednesday, at about 18:30h – have unearthed an unlicensed .32 pistol with 3 rounds and a sub-machine gun with 6 rounds.
Three female occupants of the house have been taken into custody, and are assisting with the investigation.


Motorcycle bandit caught after Plaisance robbery

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The firearm that was found

PROMPT response by ranks of Sparendaam Police Station has resulted in the arrest of one of two motorcycle bandits who violently attacked and robbed a Plaisance resident of a gold chain valued $ 220,000.

The robbery occurred at Britain Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara Wednesday night.

Police Press Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan said inquires disclosed that the victim who resides at Victoria Road, Plaisance, was on the road conversing with a relative when the suspects approached on a motorcycle.

The pillion rider brandishing a handgun, dismounted and gun-butted the victim to his head, relieved him of his jewellery and quickly rejoined his accomplice, fleeing the scene.

Ramlakhan said the matter was reported and one of the suspects was arrested shortly after in Plaisance.

“Though he was positively identified by the victim who is a police constable stationed at an interior location, he has denied the allegation. The stolen property has not been recovered or the firearm allegedly used, found. The accomplice and the motorcycle are being sought as investigations continue,” the police press officer said.

Also on Wednesday night, around 20:15 hrs, police acting on information received, arrested a 23-year-old, unemployed male of Soesdyke, Linden Highway.

An unlicensed Taurus pistol with four live rounds was found in a house at Self Help Square, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown in which the suspect was hiding

Woman swindled of $4.1M in house lot scam

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Vishaul Moonilal

A 44-year-old real estate officer accused of swindling over $4.1M from a woman in a house lot scam was on Friday remanded to prison.

Vishaul Moonilal, who is serving a 68-month sentence for similar matters, appeared before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore on eight fraud-related matterrs
Particulars of the first charge allege that on February 5,2015, Moonilall obtained the sum of $370,000 GYD from Dian Cosby, by falsely pretending that he was in a position to survey lot 10-21 Plantation Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.

It is also alleged that the accused on March 20, 2015 at Georgetown obtained the sum of $450US valued $900,000 GYD from Cosby for a court case, knowing same to be false.
Moonilall was also charged for obtaining $2,000US from Cosby on June 16,2015 under the pretence that the money was used to hire an attorney and legal fees, knowing same to be false.

The court heard that on June 11, 2015, Moonilall obtained the sum of $3,000 US valued $600,000 GYD, to do an appraisal for lot 10-21 Plantation Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.
It is also alleged that during October, 2015, he obtained $2,000US from Cosby by pretending that he was in a position to sell house lots at Plantation Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, knowing same to be false.

Moonilall is also accused of obtaining $4050US, valued $810GYD, from Cosby by falsely pretending that the money was to be paid for surveying the house lots.
It is further alleged that on November 6, 2015 he obtained $600,000 from Cosby to survey the house lots.

Lastly, it is alleged that the accused on June 16, 2017 obtained the sum of $400,000 GYD from Cosby by pretending that he was in a position to retain a lawyer on her behalf.
Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to the accused being released on bail on the grounds that the accused was currently serving a 68-month sentence for similar charges.

However, attorney Marcel Bobb told the court that most of the charges that his client was convicted for were in the process of being appealed.
Nevertheless, Magistrate Azore remanded the man until January 24.

Taxi driver charged for rape, sexually assaulting sex workers


Charged: Thurston Semple

A taxi driver who allegedly tied up two sex workers on separate occasions after having sex with them was yesterday charged for rape and sexual assault.
Thirty-three-year-old Thurston Semple, of Tucville, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The first charge alleged that between November 30, and again on December 1, last, at Georgetown, he engaged in sexual penetration of a woman without her consent.
It was further alleged that between January 3 and January 4, at Georgetown, he sexually assaulted another woman.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charges. The matters were held in-camera.
Semple was represented by Attorney-at-law Bernard DaSilva was asked that bail be granted to his client in a reasonable amount.
The attorney’s bail application was upheld by the Magistrate and Semple was released on $400,000 bail. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on February 5.
According to reports, Semple picked up the sex workers on separate occasions and took them to his home, where he agreed to pay them $10,000 each for performing sex acts on him.
However, after the sex acts with the sex workers, Semple tied their hands and feet, placed them in his car and took them back at the location where he met them without paying for their service.
A few months ago, Semple had a matter of escaping lawful custody dismissed against him by Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
It is alleged that on August 31 last, while being in lawful custody at the Agricola Police Outpost, pending investigation of an alleged rape and robbery, he escaped lawful custody.
The Magistrate told the court that the prosecution was unable to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt citing that insufficient evidence was led by the prosecution team.
He added that the accused was charged under the wrong section of the law.
According to information on the day in question about 23:40 hrs, the defendant was arrested and taken into police custody on an allegation of rape and robbery.
It was reported that about 02:30hrs the following day, the prisoner managed to unlock his handcuff and ran out the station after pushing a female police constable down who attempted to stop him.

US warns its citizens about Guyana’s crime rate – Says local police lack resources to respond to serious crime


The US Department of State has issued a warning to its citizens, who might be travelling to Guyana. It asked that visitors exercise increased caution due to the country’s crime rate.
It is unclear if the recent spate of armed robberies throughout the country is what pushed the US Department of States to issue the warning on its site, Travel.State.Gov on January 10, last. The site is where US citizens go to get information about a country before travelling.
There are four advisory levels: Level one—exercise normal precautions; Level two—exercise increased caution; Level three—reconsider travel and Level four— do not travel.
Guyana is listed under level two with a message, “violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common (in Guyana). Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.”
Guyana is at the same level with Jamaica. That country recorded 38 murders, 16 shooting and 17 robberies for the first six days in the year.
The US Department of State urged its citizens, who are travelling to Guyana, to be extra vigilant when visiting banks and ATMs; avoid walking or driving at night; do not show signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewellery and not to physically resist any robbery attempt.
Since the year started, there has been an increased in armed robberies with three to four reported cases daily. Only on Thursday, there were two reported cases of armed robberies, one involving a 34-year-old woman who was robbed at gunpoint by two bandits on a motorcycle.
Andrea Prerbersy was attacked by the men around 15:15 hrs in Alberttown, Georgetown, and robbed of her handbag, gold band and almost $5 million.
According to information received, the victim went to Light and Sixth Streets, Alberttown when two men rode up to her. The pillion rider dismounted the motorcycle and pointed the gun at the woman, demanding that she throw her bag.
The suspect picked up the bag and escaped.

Linden robbery suspects arrested in Georgetown

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ex-policeman among three held

Following a daring robbery committed on a miner on Old Year’s Day at  Republic Avenue, McKenzie,Linden diligent work by the Guyana Police Force has led to the arrest of the alleged suspects in Festival City in Georgetown .

The robbery , which was captured on closed circuit television cameras, led to an intensive collaborative work between detectives of Linden,CID Headquarters,Georgetown and the East Coast of Demerara.

The suspects , one of whom is an ex policeman , have been positively identified by the victim on Saturday during and identification parade. Miner , Trava Campbell, of Mackenzie, Linden was robbed of a quantify of jewellery by three men.

The police also impounded a motor car which was stolen during the commission of a robbery at Better Hope,East Coast Demerara on December 30th last. It was found in possession of the suspects when they were arrested.
The police also discovered a fake registration which was produced by one of the suspects for the said vehicle.
The suspects , who reside at Unity Place, North Ruimveldt are scheduled to be placed on several identification parades within the next few days in relation to several carjackings.

Machine operator killed by bandit

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THE police are investigating the murder of Ishwar Ramanah, 30, called “Jack” of 624 Macaw Drive ,Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD) who was shot in the abdomen during a robbery at his home about 00:10h on Saturday.

According to a police report, the machine operator, who was shot by one of two bandits, was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was treated and transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. He underwent surgery there but later succumbed to his injuries. The police are investigating the incident.

Shot fired as bandit attempts to take Police gun


A shot was fired in downtown Georgetown on Saturday afternoon after an alleged bandit attempted to relieve a City Police of his service pistol.

Marlon Frederick after he was subdued

According to reports, the officer, Adam Hoyte, was on patrol duties when 34-year-old Marlon Frederick of Tiger Bay, Georgetown – who was wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery – was observed between Charlotte and Regent Streets, Georgetown.
As such, Hoyte attempted to apprehend Frederick who began to run. The officer gave chase and caught up with the suspect on Robb Street, near to Wellington Street.
However, the man began to fight Hoyte for his service pistol – a 9mm Tauras pistol – which was in his holster at his waist.
In doing so, the firearm discharged one round; however, no one was shot. Both men received injuries to their heads as a result of the scuffle.
Frederick was later subdued and escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and is being kept for observation.
Hoyte was also treated and sent away. Investigations are continuing.

Man fatally shot outside City Constabulary headquarters

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A 34 year-old man , who was detained by the City Constabulary following an escape bid on Saturday , was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon.

Reports are that Marlon Fredericks , who relatives described as mentally unstable , was allegedly shot by a City Constable  during an escape bid in front of the body’s Regent Street office at Bourda. The shooting occurred in the presence of the man’s relatives , shortly after 1330hrs.

On Saturday , Fredericks , who was said to be a vendor on Regent Street , attempted to escape from a constabulary patrol .

He was later captured by a constable and in the process, a round was discharged while the rank attempted to arrest the man. Reports are that the man attempted to disarm the constable.

A police patrol later assisted in the man’s arrest.

Motorcycle bandits captured in La Penitence

…1 identified as active Joint Services rank


Two motorcycle bandits, one identified as an active member of the Joint Services, who robbed a Providence resident of over $5 million were on Saturday night arrested by ranks of the Police A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).
According to reports, the men were apprehended at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown around 23:30h.
Details surrounding the arrest revealed that acting on information, lawmen swooped down on the La Penitence home of the rank.
The man was, however, not at home at the time and a 67-year-old relative of his was taken into custody after an unlicensed pistol with nine live rounds, five cellular phones and a motorcycle were discovered at the premises.
The rank was later handed over by his superiors and has since confessed to the crime. He also named his accomplice to Police and that person was later apprehended.
The robbery was carried out on a 34-year-old woman of Perseverance, Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
Enquiries disclosed that the victim was visiting a location in Pere Street, Kitty, Georgetown when two identifiable males rode up on a motorcycle.
The pillion rider reportedly dismounted and pointed a handgun towards the victim while ordering her to throw her brown leather bag, valued approximately $150,000, which contained $4.9 million in cash, one Samsung Galaxy S6 phone, her Identification Card, passport, bank cards, one gold band valued at $55,000 and one gold anklet valued at $100,000, among other valuables, towards him.
Out of fear, the woman reportedly complied. The perpetrator then picked up the bag, hopped back on to the waiting motorcycle and escaped. (Kizzy Coleman

Ex-cop arrested for robbing gold miner at gunpoint


An ex-policeman of Unity Place, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown and his accomplice were on Friday last arrested after they were positively identified by a gold miner whom they robbed of his jewellery on Old Year’s Day.
According to information received, the suspects attacked the victim at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden where they gunbutted him and relieved him of the said jewellery.
Guyana Times understands that the ex-cop and his accomplice were captured in Festival City, Georgetown.
However, further investigations carried out by ranks of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), in collaboration with detectives in Linden, revealed that the motor car in which the men were found during their arrest was identified as being stolen during a robbery at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The Police, in a statement, disclosed that even though the victim’s vehicle engine and chassis numbers corresponded with his registration, a purportedly fake registration was produced by one of the suspects for the said vehicle.
The two suspects are scheduled to be placed on several identification parades within the next few days in relation to several carjackings.

Two shot dead in Pomeroon

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POLICE are investigating the murder of farmers, Ambrose Baharally, 28, called “Jadge” of Grant Stelling Hope, Lower Pomeroon River, and Martin Godette,23, of Friendship Canal, also Lower Pomeroon River, on Sunday.

Police in a release said both were shot to the head at around 15: 30 hours at Grant Stelling Hope, Lower Pomeroon River, allegedly by two males who were armed with handguns.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the victims were seen conversing with the suspects about 15:10hrs. Shortly after, two loud explosions were heard and the suspects were seen fleeing the scene by boat.

Police said the victims were discovered motionless and were taken to the Charity Public Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
The bodies are at the Suddie Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortems.
Investigators have retrieved a 9MM spent shell and a live ammunition at the scene.
Police say stringent efforts are being made to apprehend the suspects.

COPS UNDER PRESSURE…Twelve gun robberies in thirteen days, bike bandits behind nine attacks



– bike bandits account for nine attacks

With at least 12 recorded gunpoint robberies in 13 days, police have had their hands filled in keeping a lid on crime in the first 13 days of the year.
But from reports sent out to the media from the start of the year to yesterday, police appear to be fighting back, seizing some nine unlicensed firearms, and impounding at least three cars believed used in the commissioning of crimes, and detaining seal suspects.
From the statistics compiled by Kaieteur News, most of the robberies occurred in ‘A’ and ‘C’ Divisions. A relief for the lawmen is that there have been only two recorded murders so far.
But they have had to contend with a series of brazen robberies, of which at least nine were committed by gunmen on motorcycles.
On January 2, Kathryn Persico-Newton, 50, a teacher, had just left a commercial bank when two men on a motorcycle robbed her at gunpoint of some $1.2M in front of her Third Street, Alberttown home.
On January 6, Marcia Adams, 34, a cashier employed at Kamboat Restaurant, Herstelling, stepped out of a bus at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara, where her husband was waiting, when a man on a white motor cycle rode up pointed gun and relieved her of a cell phone, bank card, and $35,000.
Three days later, gunmen on motorcycles struck twice in the space of three hours.
Debra Skeete, a 49-year-old dental surgeon, was held at gunpoint outside her Eccles, East Bank Demerara home. She had just left the Republic Bank branch, located on the public road at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.
The gunmen, who were on a motorcycle, robbed her of 60 Pounds Sterling, $25,000 in local currency, which were in a shoulder bag containing an iPhone, a Samsung galaxy phone, Republic Bank and GBTI cards, and national identification and NIS cards.
Police said that Dr. Skeete went to the Republic Bank at around 10:45 hrs, she deposited $25,000 in the ATM, then drove to Bounty Supermarket, located on the public road at Grove, East Bank Demerara.
Dr. Skeete then drove to her home located on the East Bank. She had just parked when two men on a motorcycle rode up to her. One of the men then went to the driver’s side and ordered the dental surgeon to hand over her bag.
When she hesitated, the robber drew a handgun, opened the car door and snatched the bag. He then escaped on the motorcycle with his accomplice.
Then, at around 13:45 hrs, a gunman on a motorbike struck in similar fashion at Mittelholzer Street, Festival City, robbing Whitfield Wright, 74, of $527,000 in his yard.
Police said that Wright had withdrawn the cash from a Scotiabank branch. He then drove to his Festival City home, and had entered his yard when a man, who was riding a motorcycle, held him at gunpoint and relieved him of an envelope containing the money. The attacker then escaped.
On that same day, an accountant attached to the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI), her taxi driver, and a supervisor attached to Prittipaul Singh Investment were victims of similar robberies.
Louren Thomas, 29, of Block 2 Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and taxi driver, Mark Horgobin of Duncan Street, Kitty, Georgetown were robbed of their phones and $20,000 cash around 20:30 hrs at Providence Housing Scheme by a lone gunman on a bike.
According to information received, the accountant left her work place in Horgobin’s taxi. While on Green Field Road, Providence, a male rode past the taxi and made a sudden stop in front of the car, forcing the driver to stop.
The biker then struck the taxi driver to the head with a gun then grabbed the victims’ valuables and escaped.
Also on January 9, sanitation workers Boodram Hemraj and Ramdin were at a worksite on Church Street, Georgetown when two armed men on a motorcycle without number plates, approached them.
The victims quickly handed over their grass-cutters when the pillion rider ordered his accomplice to shoot.
Meanwhile, that same day, 51-year-old Shafeek Azeez, a supervisor at Prittipaul Singh Investment was robbed of $40,000 at the entrance of his workplace, by two men on a CG motorcycle.
But police had some luck that day. Prompt response by ranks of the Sparendaam Police Station, resulted in the arrest of one of two motorcycle bandits who violently attacked and robbed a police rank of a gold chain valued at $ 220,000.
The policeman was conversing with a relative two men on a motorcycle rode up. The pillion gun-butted the policeman, snatched of his chain and rode off with his accomplice.
One of the suspects was arrested shortly after in Plaisance and positively identified.
Striking again on January, CG bandits with guns snatched almost $5 million in cash and other valuables from a woman they had trailed to Pere Street, Kitty.
The robbers also relieved their Perseverance, East Bank Demerara victim of a Samsung Galaxy S6 phone, a gold ankle band and documents, including her national ID and bank cards.
The gunmen had apparently followed their victim from the bank to her home, located at Light and Sixth Street, Alberttown.
Gunmen also used cars, suspected to have been stolen, in at least three robberies.
On January 6, two gunmen invaded the Hadfield Street Lodge home of customs broker Winston Gray, 61, and Veronica Griffith 61.

This bullet-riddled car was found at the back of Agricola after a robbery

Gray was awakened by one of the men, who slapped him.
The men made off with Gray’s licensed .32 pistol and 100 live rounds of ammunition; $50,000, $1M in jewellery and a cell phone.
They relieved Mrs. Griffith of a cell phone, $200,000 in jewellery and $65,000.
On January 9, Dominique Garraway, 21, was held at gunpoint at Crown and New Garden Streets. The bandit relieved Garraway of two gold bands, a pair of shades and $25,000 in cash. Police said the attacker escaped in a burgundy Toyota Allion which had the logo of a well-known taxi service.
On January 11, at around 10:25 hrs, bandits invaded the C&F Mall at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara. They held
a 22 year old cashier at gunpoint, forcing her to hand over an undisclosed amount of cash. They then fled.
The cashier raised an alarm and the owner of the business, who was in a nearby office and is a licensed holder of a firearm, pursued the robbers, who were fleeing in a waiting car, through Water Street, Bagotstown.
The businessman discharged several rounds at the getaway car.
Investigators later impounded bullet-riddled vehicle that they found abandoned in the Agricola Backdam.
But police appear to be making some progress in apprehending some of the perpetrators. They have also seized several illegal firearms.
Yesterday, they announced the arrest of two motorcycle bandits, including a Joint Services rank. The policemen also impounded a motorcycle, and seized an unlicensed firearm and several cell phones.
On January 11, police in ‘C’ Division arrested a suspect who had allegedly recently robbed several persons at knifepoint of their cellular phones on the East Coast Seawall. All of the stolen items have been recovered.
The alleged robber had served several prison terms for armed robbery, including attacks on victims near the Kingston seawalls.
Last week, police also detained a 58 year-old medical practitioner and her 22 year-old son after reportedly finding an unlicensed.380 pistol in their car.
On January 10, police found a .32 pistol with three rounds and a sub-machine gun with six rounds, and nine live rounds, while searching a house at Durban Street, Lodge.
Three female occupants were detained.
Also , during an intelligence led operation by ranks of the Force’s Narcotics Branch at Latchmie Street, Better Hope, ECD, police detained a 32-year-old taxi driver and his 34-year-old reputed wife who is a member of the Guyana Defence Force after an unlicensed 9mm pistol with seven (7) matching rounds was allegedly found in their house. A matching 9mm spent shell was also found in the yard.
Again on January 10, police found two unlicensed firearms in the bonnet of a hire car that GRA operatives had impounded since December 29, 2017. The vehicle was seized at Line Path, Skeldon, Berbice.
Also on January 10, ranks on a mobile arrested a 23 year old, unemployed male and allegedly found an unlicensed Taurus pistol with four live rounds was found in a house at Self Help Square, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown in which the suspect was hiding.

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