Crane businessman robbed of 12 gold chains; two suspects arrested


Police have arrested two of three suspects who robbed a Crane, West Coast Demerara businessman of 12 gold chains worth $1.5 million on Friday night.

Police Headquarters revealed that the robbery occurred at around 20:30hrs at Riddim Flow Chill Spot, owned and operated by the businessman 30-year-old Ren Persaud.

A 22-year-old taxi driver of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown and a  37-year-old of D’Urban Street are now in police custody; they are slated to appear in court early next week.

It is alleged that the businessman was playing pools at his shop when he was approached by the three suspects, two of whom were armed with guns.

They then held up the victim, relieved him of the gold chains and discharged two rounds in the air before making good their escape in a waiting white Toyota Fielder motor car with registration number PZZ3371.

Acting on information received, police went to Barber Shop Street, Crane where they found the said car abandoned on the road.

Police are currently looking for the third suspect as the investigations continue.

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