Jan 06, 2011 News Comments Off on Gunmen rob parent at Tuschen Primary school
-One suspect nabbed
One man is currently in police custody assisting with investigations following an armed robbery committed on a parent at the Tuschen Primary School.
Reports are that the incident occurred some time around noon yesterday in the lower flat of the school in full view of students. The woman, Parandai Ramroop, was relieved of her jewellery. The woman, one resident said, would visit the school decked out in a lot of gold jewellery.
This newspaper was told that two men were seen entering the school compound at lunchtime. One woman who vends at the school told Kaieteur News that she saw the men park their bicycles and enter the compound but paid them no mind. “We see them and they had haversacks on the back. We didn’t tek it fuh nothing because we seh is lunch time; we seh they come to some child or teacher,”.
The woman who asked not to be identified said that they only suspected that something was wrong when they saw the men running out of the school compound.
This newspaper was told that the parent would visit the school at lunch time. “She does normally come lunch time fuh feed she child and while she and a teacher de talking de man dem go up to dem and tek way dem jewellery but de lady start fighting with one ah dem,”.
However the woman retreated after one of the men reportedly pulled a gun. An alarm was raised and a rural constable who lives in the area gave chase. According to reports the men eventually dropped their bicycles and fled on foot.
The chase led to Vergenoegen where there was an exchange of gunfire. However no one was injured and none of the stolen item recovered. One of the suspects is currently assisting with investigations.
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