Dec 08, 2011 News Comments Off on Off-duty female cop nabs trunker in the act
Quick action by an off-duty rank of the Guyana Police Force resulted in a ‘regular’
trunker being apprehended red-handed.
Constable Toshai James said that yesterday afternoon while sitting in a car in the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation parking lot, East Street, she observed a man lurking around an unattended jeep (GKK 3176), which was parked about two vehicles away.
Keeping a keen eye on the man, James slouched to remain unnoticed. She recounted that the man was fighting with an object to open the vehicle’s door. He succeeded and proceeded to enter the vehicle.
While he was rummaging through the vehicle for ‘valuables’, James was creeping up on the vehicle. The rank recounted that she pounced on the man as he exited the vehicle with several items.
“I asked him whose vehicle it is; he said it’s his cousin’s vehicle that is in the hospital. So I slammed him into the vehicle and say let’s go to the hospital and find his cousin if not he will stay at the outpost and the relevant authority will take you over there,” the rank emphasised.
James was not alone in the apprehension. A public-spirited citizen, Paul Campbell, who is familiar with the area helped James arrest and escort the man to the police outpost at the hospital.
Campbell related that he and his sister were traveling along East Street when they noticed the altercation between the woman (James) and a man. They stopped to offer assistance and realized it was a crime scene.
James said that the Corporal at the outpost informed the Alberttown Police Station. The man was taken to the station and the owner of the vehicle was subsequently informed.
Campbell said that trunking is a usual occurrence within the vicinity. Visitors to the hospital and even staff have fallen prey to truckers.
The man said that recently, he parked his vehicle opposite the parking lot for about five minutes. When he returned one of his side mirrors was missing.
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