Three boys caught after allegedly robbing Bharrat’s Jewellery store
Police have arrested three young men in connection with the daylight robbery of the Bharrat’s Jewellery store on Robb Street, Georgetown which occurred on Wednesday midday.
Those in custody are ages 16, 17 and 21; one of the young men sustained a gunshot wound to his right upper thigh but the Guyana Police Force said that its ranks did not fire any shots while pursuing the alleged suspects.
Public Relations Officer Stan Gouveia clarified to the News Room that the police actually rescued him from “a mob”.
“When the police patrol that intervened and collected the three suspects from the mob that had initially cornered them, the suspect was seen with the wound,” Gouveia said.
According to the police report, at around 12:15hrs, the victims – the 48-year-old businessman and owner of the store and a 30-year-old salesman – were inside the store when the suspects attacked.
It is alleged that one of the suspects pulled out a black handgun from his right side pants waist, pointed it at the victim and told him not to say anything.
He then took away the victim’s cell phone while one of the other suspects who was armed with a hammer lashed a glass case and broke it. The third suspect then pushed his hand into the case and took out the jewellery a small number of gold chains, rings and earrings.
The suspects then ran out of the store and continued to run south on Orange Walk. Ranks on patrol duty were informed and they gave chase in the suspects’ direction.
Police alleged that the suspects on seeing the ranks, continued to run in different directions in order to escape but they were apprehended between Orange Walk and Alexander Street.
Police did not find any of the stolen items in their possession. The injured suspect was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he is presently receiving medical attention under police guard.
The other suspects are presently in custody. Investigations are in progress.