Ex-cop held following bungled armed robbery
- victim disarms gunman, takes weapon to station
An ex-policeman who was interdicted from duty some years ago is now in custody at the Kitty Police Station for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery last Thursday night.
The former Tactical Services Unit rank was arrested after a Middleton Street couple alleged that a man who tried to rob them at gunpoint escaped in the ex-cop’s car.
Kaieteur News understands that the victims were walking in Campbell Avenue around 19:00 hrs on Thursday, when they observed a man, who appeared to be talking on a cell phone, walking close to them.
The man reportedly then drew a handgun and pointed it at the couple. However, the husband managed to slap the firearm out of the gunman’s hands.
The disarmed man reportedly beat a hasty retreat and escaped in a white car, but not before the victims observed the licence number.
Police said that the couple then took the handgun to the Kitty Police Station, while relating the robbery attempt.
Kaieteur News understands that shortly after, the ex-policeman also turned up at the Kitty Police Station.
He alleged that he was driving along Campbell Avenue when two men entered his car, held him at gunpoint, and relieved him of a gold chain and cell phone.
However, the victims, who were still there, identified the former policeman’s car as the same one in which the robber fled. However, he was not identified as the gunman.
This led investigators to suspect that he had an accomplice. The ex-cop was subsequently detained and his vehicle impounded. He was still in custody yesterday.