– police patrol nabs two
A gang of cutlass wielding bandits returned to Sheriff Street with a vengeance, robbing a taxi driver and his female companion of their valuables.
But it was not all smooth sailing for two of them who were caught by a police mobile patrol that was in the area at the time.
Kaieteur News understands that about 12 gang members who were armed with cutlasses and ice picks attacked driver Rakesh Kanaya, 31, and a 48-year-old female, Bernadette Mangal, relieving them of articles totaling $140,000 at about 03:00 hours on Sunday.
According to reports, Kanaya and Mangal had attended a Sheriff Street night club after parking their car on the opposite side of the road.
As they were returning to their car, the gang surrounded them brandishing their cutlasses and other weapons.
The couple was relieved of a gold band, gold chain, a cellular phone and $5,000 by the bandits who then ran away.
This newspaper was told that rank from a police mobile patrol unit in the vicinity gave chase and managed to catch two of the perpetrators.
One of the captured bandits is a 19-year-old who hails from East Ruimveldt while the other, a 22-year-old is from Sandy Babb Street, Kitty.
A search of the 19-year-old unearthed the stolen cell phone.
Several months ago, a number of persons had reported that they were robbed while leaving Sheriff Street night spots.
Following these reports, the police had established a heavy presence in the area.
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