Security guard arrested for armed robbery


Police have arrested a 22-year-old security guard who allegedly robbed a sales representative from Foulis, East Coast Demerara (ECD) of his cellphone which has since been recovered.

The cellphone recovered by the police (Guyana Police Force photo)

The armed robbery was committed on 29-year-old Visram Alli on June 27 between 05:55hrs and 06:00 hrs at Bare Root and Enterprise Main Access Road, ECD.

Police Headquarters reported that the victim was riding his bicycle when the suspect rode up to him, also on a bicycle, armed with a cutlass and relieved him of his Samsung A71 cellphone valued at $80,000.

The suspect, a security guard from Enmore squatting area, ECD, then escaped.

“The matter was reported to the Police and the suspect was contacted at his home, where a search was conducted and the cellphone recovered.

“Investigation is ongoing,” the police said.

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