Police thwart robbery plans; intercept car, female owner arrested

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Police on the West Coast of Demerara thwarted plans of a robbery at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo on Thursday night and intercepted a suspicious car in the vicinity.

A police report noted that two patrols were dispatched to the area at around 18:23hrs after ranks learned of the plans.

On arrival, it was observed that a red motorcar, fitting the description given, was approaching from the opposite direction.  The ranks attempted to stop the car, but the driver sped away; however, he was recognised by one of the ranks.

A chase ensued but he managed to elude the police. The car was subsequently found abandoned at the back of Tuschen Housing Scheme with the key inside and the doors opened.

It was taken to the Leonora Police Station and lodged. The owner, who operates a  car rental service, was contacted and after being interviewed, she was placed in custody.

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