Ex-cop among suspects in carjacking, armed robbery
Following a robbery under arms committed on a miner on December 31, 2017, at Republic Avenue, McKenzie, Linden which was captured on CCTV cameras, the police arrested the suspects in Festival City, Georgetown on Friday, January 12, 2018.
Police in a statement noted that the arrest is as a result of intensive collaborative work between detectives of Linden, CID Headquarters, Georgetown and East Coast.
The police noted that one of the suspects in is an ex-policeman and they have been positively identified by the victim who was gun-butted and relieved of his jewellery.
News Room had reported that 31-year-old Trava Campbell, a miner of lot 193 Dacoma Circle Mackenzie, Linden was robbed of three gold chains valued at $600,000.
Police said the robbery occurred at about 21:42 hrs at the Mackenzie Market. Investigations revealed that the victim was standing on the market pavement with his friends when three armed men walked up to him.
It is alleged that one of the suspects said, “you owe me from the bush” and pulled off the chains from Campbell’s neck. In the process, one of the suspects gun-butted the victim to his head and they calmly walked away and entered a waiting silver-grey Toyota Allion which drove off east on Pine Street Mackenzie, Linden.
Meanwhile, a car which was stolen during a robbery at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara on December 30, 2017, was found in the possession of the suspects when they were arrested.
“Surprisingly, even though the victim’s vehicle engine and chassis numbers corresponded with his registration, a purportedly faked registration was produced by one of the suspects for the said vehicle,” the police statement noted.
The suspects, age 29 and 30, reside at Unity Place, North Ruimveldt; they are scheduled to be placed on several identification parades within the next few days in relation to several carjackings.