Police officer, other man robbed of cellphones, cash

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Police are investigating two separate robberies under arms committed in Georgetown.

Police Headquarters reported that 22-year-old Lloyd Gary of Back Circle, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown was allegedly robbed of a gold chain valued $80, 000, two Samsung cellphones valued at $159,000 by two men, one was armed with a hand gun.

The robbery occurred at about 21:45hrs Tuesday at the East La Penitence Bridge.

The News Room understands that Gary was walking over the bridge heading to Freeman Street when he passed the suspects sitting on the bridge.

The suspects reportedly grabbed Gary by his neck from behind and snatch off the gold chain. Gary tried resisting the men but was dealt a lash to his forehead with the gun.

After emptying the victim’s pockets, the two men escaped on foot.

Gary was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and sent away.

Meanwhile, early Wednesday 21-year-old Joshua Sukhdeo, a police officer stationed at the Tactical Services Unit was robbed of a Samsung cellphone valued at $65,000 and $1200 cash.

Police said Sukhdeo of Belle West, West Bank Demerara was walking along Longden and America Streets in Georgetown at about 06:05hrs when he was confronted by two males, one armed with a knife.

The suspect with the knife pointed it at Sukhdeo’s stomach, while the other took away his cellphone and cash. After committing the act, the suspects escaped on foot.

Police Headquarters said CCTV of the robbery has not yet been viewed.

One of the suspects has been identified as “Donkey”.

Investigations into both robberies are ongoing.

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