Crane robbery suspect positively identified
By Leroy Smith
The Police are closer to solving a robbery which was committed on a family at Crane on the West Coast of Demerara (W.C.D) on Tuesday night at their home.
The News Room has been informed that one of the teens arrested following the robbery, has been positively identified by the victims during an identification parade.
On Tuesday night (January 24, 2017), two 19-year-olds along with two other persons pounced on a mother, Dawn Martin, 40 and her 24-year-old son, Anson Ford while they were conversing in the bottom flat of their home. The two teens were subsequently apprehended by police.
The suspects, two of whom were armed with handguns, relieved the woman and here son of a quantity of raw gold, $60,000 in cash and other valuables including mobile phones. The total cost of the items was estimated to be $1.6M.
According to one source, the suspect will be passing through the court today (Friday, January 27, 2017) and is likely to be charged with robbery under arms.
The husband of the woman is an excavator operator in an interior location and would have invested in the sale and purchase of raw gold. It seems the bandits knew of this since they asked the woman and her son specifically for the raw gold during the robbery.