13 stolen motorcycles recovered; Pouderoyen welder, father arrested

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Police have arrested a 26-year-old welder and his 55-year-old father in connection with the discovery of 13 suspected stolen motorcycles and an unlicensed firearm.

The discovery was made at their Coglan Dam, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, house on March 8, 2021, at around 17:45h.

Police Headquarters in a statement noted ranks received information that the welder/fabricator had stolen property on his premises. Ranks visited the location and observed several motorcycles on the premises after the suspect agreed to a search.

Police said he was questioned in relation to the owners of the motorcycles and he was unable to give a satisfactory answer.

While there, the police ranks also made contact with the suspect’s father, a businessman of the said address. He was also questioned. A search was conducted on the premises in relation to information about a firearm. The suspect then handed over a .32 Taurus revolver. Police Corporal Thomas, who was leading the raid, then questioned him in relation to the license and he stated that he last renewed the license in the year 2017.

Some of the stolen motorcycles

As a result of that, he was then arrested and his firearm seized along with thirteen motorcycles and four frames. The motorcycles and frames were all taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, photographed and lodged.

Both suspects were placed in custody pending further investigations.  Commander of Region Three, Senior Superintendent Errol Watts is urging persons who have lost their motorcycles to visit the Vreed-en-Hoop station and have a look at the motorcycles.

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