Four security guards arrested for breaking into School Canteen


Four security guards attached to the Home Safe Security Service have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a canteen of a school in Berbice, and removing a quantity of beverages and school supplies. The incident occurred sometime between Saturday, March 19 and Monday, March 20, 2017.

Those arrested were two males and two females who were on duty at the time of the incident. They have been identified as 24-year-old Michael Wharton, 60-year-old Dalton Singh, 47-year-old VaniePersaud and 31-year-old Lashmiwattie Outar; all of Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice.

According to information reaching the News Room, a party of police officers visited the scene to conduct their investigations on Monday, March 20, 2017, following a report made by the canteen operator Marcia King. During the visit, it was discovered that the perpetrators gained access to the building by removing two concrete blocks.

Speaking with the News Room at the location today (Tuesday, March 21, 2017), King disclosed that she arrived at the school on Monday and noticed a crowd at the canteen area and she intervened.  King recalled that it was when she entered the Canteen that she discovered that someone had broken into the building and stole several items.

“When I push the door and come in I was oh my god somebody broke in here because all the drinks were gone and the place was ransacked, and pencils, sharpeners, waters and they even tumble in the stay free box for god knows what, when I look around I see the whole where they come in from” she added.

According to King, she has been selling at the school canteen for almost seven years, and this has been the third time since she has experienced a robbery.

A police source told the News Room that they received information and as a result, the four persons were arrested and taken into custody pending further investigations.

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