Police hunting ex-convict following discovery of stolen items at home
By Royan Abrams
The police in Berbice are still making efforts to arrest an ex-convict following the discovery of several stolen items at his home located in Mount Sinai in New Amsterdam on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
The ex-convict has been identified as 40-year-old Raymond La Fleur of Lot 28 Mount Sinai, West Canje, Berbice who was convicted for several armed robberies in Berbice and other regions. He was also charged back in 2011 with the killing of 24-year-old Sebastian Clato of 42 Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown who was killed at the New Amsterdam Prison.
LaFleur is believed to be the owner of another house at Lochaber, West Canje, Berbice where a bandit who was later identified as ex-cop Rondell Marks of Suddie, Essequibo, was shot and killed on the morning of Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Marks was shot after a farmer took the officers to the location following the disappearance of several of his sheep.
The team of police later went to his Mount Sinai’s home where a 28-year-old male from Sand Hills, Berbice River was arrested after an unlicensed Taurus pistol with ten (10) live matching rounds was found on his person. The house was searched and ranks found one (1) laptop computer, seven (7) cellular phones, a pair of binoculars. Two (2) motor cycles, a motor car and a lighting plant were also taken into custody.
The police in B Division are also calling on persons in the Berbice area who might have been robbed to visit the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam to see whether or not some of the items recovered belong to them.
Investigations are ongoing.