Rupununi teacher robbed of motorcycle after giving ‘free drop’

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A 36-year-old teacher from Region Nine (Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo) was robbed of his motorcycle on Friday after he offered a ride to a man heading to the St. Ignatius village in the Central Rupununi area of the region.

According to a police report, the teacher was riding home at around 17:00 hrs on his white and black XR150 motorcycle with the number plate CH 4728; this motorcycle is valued some $250,000.

While proceeding north on Parikwarunau Village Access Road, he was reportedly flagged down by a man who is unknown to him. This man asked the teacher for a lift to the St. Ignatius Village and the teacher reportedly obliged.

When the duo reached St. Ignatius Access Road, the man asked the teacher to stop for him to urinate. This man then placed a knife to the teacher’s neck, however, and ordered him to get off of his motorcycle.

He then rode away in an eastern direction with the teacher’s motorcycle. That man was later identified as a 30-year-old.

After the incident, the area was combed for the alleged suspect and he was contacted at about 21:00hrs in his neighbour’s yard. Police officers told him of the allegation and cautioned.

But, the suspect reportedly said: “Sir dah man pull a knife on me so I tek away he bike and hide it”.

He took the police to a bushy area in Kumu Village and the motorcycle was found in some bushes.

The suspect is in custody pending further investigations.

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