8 bandits attack commuters at Harbour Bridge; boy, 15 among two arrested


Quick action by the Guyana Police Force led to the arrest of two men – a 23-year-old and a 15-year-old – who were among eight bandits that robbed commuters on the eastern end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge in the wee hours of Wednesday.

A press release from Police Headquarters revealed that the 23-year-old male was caught hiding in a dugout with water at North East La Penitence while the 15-year-old was arrested in James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown.

The motorcycle recovered by the police (Guyana Police Force photo)

Police recovered three cellphones, a pink handbag, a female make-up kit, a lip gloss, $8,100 in cash, two lighters, two packs of cigarettes, a bunch of keys and a black 110 motorcycle without a registration number.

According to the police, the command centre, by way of CCTV, captured four motorcycles – all with riders and pillion riders – committing the armed robberies while the commuters were awaiting the bridge to reopen to traffic following the retraction.

A backpack recovered by the police (Guyana Police Force photo)

After committing the robberies, the perpetrators then headed to Georgetown.  As a result, anti-crime patrols in Division 4A were immediately alerted and intercepted two of the suspects with one of the motorcycles.

Further searches for the other perpetrators are being conducted. Persons are asked to visit the Brickdam Police Station to identify their belongings.

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