Police ‘shoot blank’ in NIS robbery probe


By Leroy Smith

With one month approaching since the $6M heist at the National Insurance Scheme on the West Bank of Demerara (WBD), the police are nowhere close to solving the crime.

Shortly after the robbery, the police received information that the persons responsible might be from the communities of Plastic City and/or River View.

Today (Wednesday, February 01, 2017) the News Room managed to confirm that the ranks in the division have been unable to crack the case.

In January, six men fully armed with guns and other tools broke into the office at Pouderoyen, WBD and proceeded to ransack desks and torch a safe at the facility from which they carted off some $6M.

It was observed that the chain link fence to the compound was ripped open, alarms disconnected, telephone wires severed, doors kicked open, padlocks cut loose and the guards were also tied up- All part of the operation which lasted for almost one hour at the facility uninterrupted.

A female guard who was on duty with her young male colleague had to be rushed to the hospital even as the woman continued to slip in and out of consciousness. A weapon was also taken from one of the security guards.

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