Two robberies attracting police attention
Police have detained a man who was positively identified as one of the perpetrators of a robbery committed on a taxi driver on Wednesday night.
The suspect was apprehended at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, a few hours after the robbery.
Police stated that at around 19:00 hours, taxi driver Roy Ramjawan, 25, of De Kendren, West Coast Demerara, was hired by two men from Pouderoyen, to go to Princes Street, Georgetown.
One of the men was armed with a handgun.
Upon arrival at the intended destination, Ramjawan was held at gunpoint and robbed of $10,000, the vehicle’s radio set and his personal jewellery.
A scuffle subsequently ensued between the perpetrators and the victim, who managed to escape in his motor vehicle.
A report was later made to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and based on information and description given, the police arrested one of the suspects.
And the police are investigating a robbery at Miss Phoebe, Port Mourant, Corentyne, during which goldsmith Ameer Yakim, 32, was attacked and robbed by three masked men armed with a shotgun and cutlasses at around 20:00 hours, also on Wednesday.
According to the police, Yakim, his wife and three children were about to enter their home when they were confronted and held up by the three men, who demanded cash and jewellery.
The goldsmith was dealt several lashes about his body with a cutlass and he handed over a bag, which contained $300,000 cash and jewellery to the value of $1.5 million.
As the perpetrators were escaping, three rounds were discharged into the air by the man with the shotgun.
The police recovered three 12 gauge spent cartridges.