Suspects in Croal St. ‘choke and rob’ incident arrested
Police have arrested two suspects within 24 hours of the brazen Croal Street, Georgetown, robbery which occurred on Tuesday.
CCTV cameras captured the moment when a 33-year-old businessman was attacked, robbed, and left unconscious by the two suspects. The News Room understands the suspects are known characters to the police. One of the suspects has been identified as Chris Pollard, a robbery accused.
The businessman from Foulis, East Coast Demerara, was robbed of his cell phone valued $48,000 and $700 in cash.
Police Headquarters reported that one of the suspects, a 25-year-old, was arrested at about 22:00hrs on Tuesday at Tucville, Georgetown, and the other suspect, a 21-year-old, was found with the businessman’s phone at David Street at about 01:00hrs on Wednesday.
Footage shows when the businessman, who was walking on Croal Street, was attacked from behind by the 21-year-old who choked him, while the 25-year-old took the items from his pocket.
Both suspects escaped on foot.
They are presently in custody and charges will be laid shortly.