Swift action by the police led to the arrest of a driver shortly after he robbed a labourer of his footwear and other valuables.
A 24 – year old man of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway was robbed by three persons after he ventured out of his community last night (June 21, 2017) to visit his child’s mother in the village of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The incident occurred around 21:15hrs.
According to the police, the victim was proceeding south along the Mon Repos School Road, when he was pounced upon by the driver of motorcar PRR 1787 who placed a knife to his neck and forced him into the back seat of the said car where two male suspects relieved him of his Nike Airmax sneakers he was wearing, silver jewelry, mobile phone and other items after which he was pushed out of the vehicle which sped away.
It was reported that whilst the bandits were making their escape; their vehicle came into contact with another vehicle causing minor damages but the driver failed to stop.
The owner of the damaged vehicle summoned a Community Policing Group (CPG) patrol which responded promptly and intercepted the car and its driver in a nearby village, minus his two accomplices.
The driver was arrested and escorted to the Beterverwagting Police Station along with his vehicle by the CPG members, where the victim who was earlier robbed and was at the time making a report of the robbery positively identified the driver and that of the vehicle used in the commission of the crime.
A search of the vehicle unearthed a knife fitting the description of the one used to rob the victim.
Police say the 21 – year old suspect, who resides at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo and Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, is cooperating with investigators.