– No guns recovered; bag with money, hood and badge found
The three men who were nabbed in a car after they allegedly had just robbed a Cambio dealer of a quantity of money on Monday are all ex-policemen. Although no weapon was found, a bag with money, a hood and a police cap badge were among the items recovered.
On Monday, due to quick action by the Police in Berbice they were able to intercept a car that was carrying three men who were suspected to have robbed the Cambio dealer of his bag which contained a quantity of foreign currency and over $1.5M Guyana dollars.
According to information, around noon, money changer Heeralall was on his way home on his motor cycle when in the vicinity of Cotton Tree, his path was blocked by a motor car containing three men. The men in the white heavily-tinted motor car which had on a false number plate, wound down the windows and shouted “police”, before showing the man a badge.
Heeralall attempted to drive away, but his path was blocked. Two of the men came out and accosted the man telling him that he is wanted at the police station. His bag with the money was taken away and he was told to walk to the car. However, as he was making his way to the vehicle accompanied by two of the men they sprinted away, reentered the car and the vehicle sped away.
The police were informed and mounted a roadblock at Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice, where the men were intercepted. The men protested their innocence and stated that they were police officers. However, they were arrested and taken into custody. The bag with money and the other items were found in the vehicle.
The three men, who reportedly hail from Albouystown, Georgetown, Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara and Zorg-en-Hoop Scheme, Blairmont, West Bank Berbice, were arrested and placed in custody. The suspected getaway car with registration plate, PSS 5406, is owned by one of the suspects.
The men are said to be constantly changing their story and have stated that they were hired by the victim to stage the robbery, and the money was to be divided. However, investigators are not buying their story.
Investigations are ongoing and charges are likely to be laid soon.
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