Joint Services rank confesses to $5.5M armed robbery


Police have arrested an “active” member of the Joint Services, who has since admitted to the brazen robbery of a Kitty resident, who was attacked and robbed on January 11, 2018.

His accomplice was also taken into custody on Saturday night, January 13, 2018. According to a police statement, at about 23:30 hrs Saturday, ranks acted on information received and went to the home of the Joint Services Rank at Middle Road, La Penitence.

However, he was not at home but a 67- year-old old female relative was, and a search revealed an unlicensed pistol with nine live rounds, five cellular phones and a motorcycle.

Police said the female was taken into custody and based on further information obtained, he was identified to be an active member of the Joint Services and was located and handed over to the police by his superiors.

Police said he has since admitted to the commission of the crime named his accomplice.

News Room had reported that two motorcycle bandits robbed a 34-year-old woman of approximately $4.5M in cash on January 11, 2018, at Pere Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

The woman was also robbed of a brown leather bag valued at $150,000; a Samsung Galaxy S6 valued at $210,000; her ID and Passport; Scotiabank Cards; a gold band valued at $55,000 and one gold ankle band valued at $100,000. The incident occurred at around 15:15hrs minutes after the victim left a mining company at Light and Sixth Street, Alberttown.

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