Gunmen attack couple, escape with car
At around 20:30 hrs on Sunday, three gunmen attacked a young couple at Grove, East Bank Demerara, and escaped with the Toyota Premio motorcar that the female had borrowed from her mother to run an errand. The vehicle bears registration number, PPP 6167.
Nikita Khan said that she and her husband had just got home and were taking some items into the yard when three armed men attacked them. Her husband was gun-butted.
“We had borrowed the car from my mother to go by a relative up the East Coast, so we came home to empty the car to take it back,” Khan recalled. She added that her husband started taking items into their yard and she subsequently joined him.
“I took some things into the garage and when I look out I see someone with my husband and I thought it was a friend helping him out, but then I saw the gun,” Khan recounted. She said that the men took her husband’s phone and cash and drove away with the car.
“One of them pushed his hand in my husband’s pocket and collected the car keys and gone with the car,” she noted.
A report was made to the Grove Police Station.
Two Mondays ago, Deputy Superintendent Lonsdale Withrite, who was heading the Guyana Police Force’s SWAT team, was attacked at gunpoint by three men, who hijacked his car. The officer, who was subsequently moved from his post, also lost his service revolver in the robbery which occurred at Industry, East Coast Demerara seawall.
The vehicle was subsequently found abandoned at Ogle Airport road.
On September 16, last, a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal, Pernell Gordon, said that he was a victim of a carjacking. He recalled seeing two men waving for a taxi at Providence, East Bank Demerara, and decided to pick them up.
He said that the men asked to be stopped off at Second Bridge, Mocha. When he arrived at the destination, he saw two other men standing on the bridge. Gordon said that he stopped to drop off his passengers and the two men approached his vehicle and snatched the keys while the other three tried to block him from escaping.
However, the rank said he managed to exit the vehicle after the men relieved him of his wallet, licence, and valuables. They escaped with his Toyota Premio, licence plate PVV 7706.
Early in September, gunmen assaulted a 65-year-old taxi driver, after which they made off with his Toyota Premio which he hired to operate as a taxi at Kitty Public Road, Georgetown.
Percy Busey, a driver attached to Eddy’s Taxi Service, had arrived in Kitty in the car bearing registration PRR 3295, to pick up a passenger. He said that he was at the time reversing on the Kitty roadway while awaiting the arrival of his passenger when two men pounced on him.
According to Busey, one of the men held a gun to his head and threatened to shoot him if he did not comply with their demands, while the other opened the door and attempted to drag him out by his shirt. He was hit in the face by the men who then escaped with the car and the victim’s valuables.