Baby abducted at gunpoint from teen mother in Tuschen


Police have arrested a 34-year-old Herstelling, East Bank Demerara man who allegedly abducted a one-day-old baby from the 19-year-old mother on Tuesday night at Tuschen Squatting Area, East Bank Essequibo.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the suspect and the teenager, Jennifer Goberdan shared a relationship; it is alleged that on the day in question, at around 20:45h, the teen was at her mother’s house, when the suspect walked in and demanded that she hand over the baby.

The teen mother refused and as a result, the suspect reportedly became annoyed and pulled out a silver handgun from his left side pants pocket and pointed it at her.

Police said the young mother became fearful for her life and released the baby to the suspect who then escaped; the matter was reported to the Tuschen police outpost shortly after.

Ranks in the division were alerted and at the Vreed-en-Hoop junction, a mini-bus was intercepted by the police where the suspect was found with a 24-year-old female of Melanie, East Coast Demerara, who was found holding the baby.

They were all arrested and taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop police station and questioned. The female stated that she does not know the suspect and that she was only asked to hold the baby just before the police stopped the bus. Her story was confirmed by the suspect, the police report noted.

The woman was later released while the suspect remains in custody. The baby was also handed over to the mother. Investigations are ongoing.

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