UG student robbed of laptops, cash
- Says officer was sleeping at outpost when he went to make complaint
A 26-year-old Environmental Science student of the University of Guyana took to Facebook on Monday to express his frustrations at the response he received from the Turkeyen Police Station when he went to report an early morning break-in at his apartment.
The student, Josh Xavier told the News Room during a telephone interview that his laptops, a small amount of cash and some important documents were removed from his Lot 109 6th Street, Cummings Lodge apartment sometime between 2:00 am and 3:00 am.
He explained that he retired to bed at 1:15 am after working on his final year project. At around 3:00 am, he was awoken by loud sounds coming from his living room and upon checking, noticed all his windows were opened and the area ransacked.
“The glass was gone from the window and my two laptops were gone, my ID card, my bank card, everything that was on the table, it was gone,” Xavier told the News Room.
He said that an alarm was raised and he later went to make a report at the Turkeyen Police Station.
When he arrived, the student said that he stood shouting for at least five minutes before stepping inside of the station; upon entry, he saw an officer lying on two chairs behind the desk sleeping.
“He was sleeping there and when he got it, he told me to come back in the afternoon to make a report and that was really frustrating,” he continued.
Josh told the News Room that he did not manage to back up his final project so all of his hard work went “down the drain.”
The student who is originally from the interior has been living at the apartment building for the past three years. This is the first time he was robbed.