Boy, 19, arrested after robbing man of $10,000


A 19-year-old boy is in police custody after he was caught by residents during the robbery of a 21-year-old man at La Grange Old Road, West Bank Demerara on Thursday afternoon.

According to a police report, the suspect belongs to Prashad Nagar, Georgetown. It is alleged that the victim went to La Grange at around 17:55hrs to purchase a cell phone from the suspect, whom he met on Facebook.

Upon arrival at the said location, he enquired about the individual and was directed to the suspect who was playing pools in a Chinese restaurant.

The suspect left the pools table and approached the victim, whipping out a hand gun and holding the victim at gunpoint while ordering him to hand over all his money.

The suspect then pushed his hand in the victim’s pocket and relieved him of $10,000 but the victim held on to the suspect and a scuffle ensued during which the suspect discharged a round.

The suspect managed to escape to the public road but was then caught up by the victim who chased after him, took away the firearm and held on to him.

The suspect was apprehended by the victim and persons who had gathered at the scene. The police were subsequently summoned and took the suspect along with a .32 revolver and two live .32 ammunition into custody.

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