Police hunting for mastermind behind Edingburg robbery


By Royan Abrams


The police in ‘B’ Division are hunting for a man who is believed to be the mastermind behind the brazen robbery committed on a businessman and his family in which one bandit was killed at Edingburg, East Bank Berbice on Sunday, August 21, 2016.


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Commander of B Division Ian Amsterdam

According to the Commander of B Division Ian Amsterdam, the deceased bandit while being taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital for medical attention told an officer that he was among a gang of five persons and provided police with the name “long hair” who he works with.


Amsterdam noted that he believes the men are operating a new gang out of the Canje area. He said investigations are also being conducted to determine whether the men are also responsible for several robberies across the New Amsterdam/ Canje areas.


So far two persons have been arrested in connection with the robbery.

Home of Nandkumar Datt
Home of Nandkumar Datt

On Sunday the businessman, 45-year-old Nandkumar Datt was at home with his family resting when at about 01:30 hours he was aroused by strange sounds coming from a shed adjoining the house. The family was robbed of jewellery, phone cards and cash amounting to one Million dollars.

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