‘Overworked, underpaid’ man stages robbery against employer


Police have arrested a 39-year-old driver/salesman who reportedly admitted to staging a robbery against his employer Fernandez Guyana Enterprise Inc. on Monday.

According to the police, Rudolph Forde of One Mile Turn, Soesdyke, told investigators that he committed the act because he felt he was being “overworked and underpaid.”

At around 17:45hrs, the man went to the Timehri Police Station and claimed that he was robbed of an undisclosed sum of money – property of his employer – by two males on a white and gold Honda XR motorcycle at Dookie Sand Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.

He said that one of the ‘bandits’ was armed with a handgun. Police decided to question the suspect again the next day after they realised there were some inconsistencies in his initial report.

The money recovered from the staged robbery (Guyana Police Force photo)

According to the police, the inconsistencies were brought to his attention by the investigators after which he admitted to staging the robbery.

He then took the police to his residence where he proceeded to a derelict car parked in his yard. He then opened the trunk and retrieved a black plastic bag containing an undisclosed sum of cash which he indicated was the property of Fernandez Guyana Inc. The money was counted in his presence and it amounted to $ 129,730.

The suspect was then escorted to the Timehri Police Station and placed into custody and is due to appear in court on Thursday. The money was lodged by serial numbers to be produced as evidence.  Investigation is ongoing.

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