Cops nab juvenile burglary suspects
- seven Grove homes broken into in two weeks
Police have detained four juveniles suspected of carrying out a spate of recent burglaries in Diamond and Grove, East Bank Demerara. The teens are also suspects in an incident on Monday, last, in which a Bishops’ High School student was robbed by six youths near the Diamond access road.
Police sources said that they have recovered a number of stolen items, including a laptop computer, electronic items used in barber shops, and two mobile phones from an empty house aback of Diamond New Scheme, after interrogating the teens.
A source said that the suspects are from two depressed areas on the East Bank of Demerara.
Kaieteur News understands that at least seven homes in Grove New Scheme have been burglarised within the past two weeks. The thieves usually strike at daytime when the homeowners are out.
Meanwhile, the same youths are to be placed on identification parades today in connection with Monday’s attack on 16-year-old Bishops’ High School student Joshua Pedro.
Vernon Pedro, the victim’s father told Kaieteur News that his son was near the bridge at the head of the Diamond Housing Scheme access road when six juveniles attacked him. The youths dragged his son into an empty barber shop and relieved him of $6,000. They then fled.
Mr. Pedro commended the ranks from the Grove Police Station who responded quickly to the report. He said that six youths were subsequently arrested.
According to him, his son said that one of the youths appeared to be wearing a school uniform. He was wearing a pair of black trousers and a white shirt. Another attacker had a stutter. The father said that several persons have been robbed in the same area and he appealed to the police mount regular patrols there.