Boy, 15, among two accused of robbing security guard in Albouystown
Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the armed robbery of a 30-year-old female security guard on Wednesday night at James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.
Police Headquarters in a statement noted that the teenage robbery suspect and his accomplice were armed with a gun and brick; they robbed the woman of a gold chain valued at $35,000 and Blu cellphone valued at $17,000.
Police said that the victim and her boyfriend were walking along James Street when the two perpetrators rode up on bicycles and confronted them.
One pulled out a firearm from his front right side pants pocket, pointed it to the victim and demanded she surrenders her valuables, to which she complied.
The victim’s boyfriend and the other perpetrator started to scuffle and the one with the gun discharged several rounds from his firearm in the boyfriend’s direction.
The perpetrators then made good their escape. No one was injured.
Police were alerted and checks were made at a residence on the said street of the teenage suspect. In his presence, ranks instructed his mother to have him report to the Ruimveldt Police Station pending investigation.
Checks were made for the second perpetrator but he was not found. Investigations are continuing.