Thieves who broke into vehicles on Mandela Ave. arrested; led police to other stolen items
Police arrested three men and recovered a number of stolen items as they probed a simple larceny report on Thursday.
A statement from Police Headquarters noted that reports of theft were made by a 26-year-old male of Eccles, East Bank Demerara; a 21-year-old male of Campbellville, Georgetown and a 36-year-old male of Ogle, East Coast Demerara.
The incident occurred in the parking lot of Space Gym on Mandela.
The first victim reported losing $275,000and a number of documents; the second lost one black Nike gym shoulder bag, one brown Dockers wallet valued at $8,000, two GBTI Bank cards and one bunch of keys; and the third victim lost $80,000.00 cash and one HP PRO book valued at $315,000.00.
The three men parked their motorcars in front of the gym at about 19:50hrs and just before 20:00 hours when they were making checks, they observed that the back right side glass for the vehicles were broken, and the door opened and the articles mentioned were missing.
CCTV cameras captured when three male perpetrators committed the act before leaving the scene in a red Pitbull minibus.
Checks were made by the police and the minibus bearing registration number BAC 6563 was intercepted at Leopold Street, Georgetown.
At the time it was being driven by a 37-year-old male with a 22-year-old male and a 29-year-old male as the occupants.
A search was conducted and $23,000 cash was found in one of the men’s pants pockets and $22,000 found on another.
They were arrested and questioned and reportedly admitted to breaking into the cars and stealing the items.
Information provided by the men led police to a property at D’Urban Street, Wortmanville where a search was conducted and the HP PRO Book was recovered along with a number of cellular phones and other items.
A fourth male was arrested at the house. The suspects were all placed in custody as further investigations are in progress.