Detectives at Linden have detained a policeman and a Guyana Defence Force corporal, who allegedly abducted and robbed two female employees of a fast food outlet and stole $1M in jewellery from a male teacher after snatching him from a night club.
The bizarre robberies occurred at midnight and at around 02:30 hrs yesterday at Blue Berry Hill, Wismar, and in Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie.
Kaieteur News understands that the detained policeman is a Tactical Services Unit rank who was interdicted last year after being implicated in an armed robbery. The policeman’s girlfriend, who is said to be a boutique employee, is also in custody. She was reportedly detained after the robbers crashed their vehicle while being pursued by the police. Some of the booty was also recovered.
According to reports, a 34-year-old sales supervisor and a 20-year-old sales clerk from the Church’s fast food outlet at Co-op Crescent, Mackenzie, were heading home in a taxi shortly after midnight, when the driver, whom they both knew, stopped at a shop, allegedly to make a purchase.
However, as soon as the driver exited the vehicle, two men, who were armed with a shotgun, entered the vehicle. They relieved the supervisor of her cell phone and $2,000. The robber reportedly also questioned the supervisor about the time when the day’s sales are taken from the outlet.
Afterwards, the bandits locked the two women in the car trunk and drove to Millie’s Hideout at Linden, where they left their captives. The women eventually managed to free themselves, and the sales clerk, who had hidden her phone, contacted the police. The taxi driver who had picked up the two women was subsequently detained and his car impounded.
Later, at around 02:30 hrs, a 36-year-old teacher was at a Blueberry Hill, Wismar night club, when two men who identified themselves as policemen informed the teacher that he was wanted for questioning. When the man resisted, the ‘policemen’ forced him into a car, took him along the Soesdyke/Linden highway and relieved him of a gold chain and two gold and diamond rings worth approximately $1M.
The robbers then drove off. However the teacher managed to see the licence number which he gave to the police. A police patrol eventually spotted the car and after a lively chase, the robbers eventually crashed into a culvert.
Two men fled the vehicle, but a 24-year-old assistant manager from a city boutique was found sitting inside with some of the booty from the two robberies. The interdicted rank was subsequently detained at a bus shed at Bamia, on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. At the time, he was reportedly in possession of a Glock Pistol and six live rounds of ammunition.
The owner of the vehicle, who is a GDF Corporal, later visited the Mackenzie Police Station in the company of a relative and claimed that his car was stolen in Georgetown on Wednesday. He was subsequently detained.
Kaieteur News was told that the robbery victims later picked out the soldier and the interdicted policeman during an identification parade.
They are likely to be charged shortly.
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