Carjacking ring: GDF uniform discovered during searches, two other suspects arrested

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Hours after investigators cracked a carjacking ring, two other suspects were arrested on Wednesday night. The suspects, two labourers – a 31-year-old and a 26-year-old – both of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke Linden Highway was caught during a cordon and search exercise.

Three other suspects suspected to be part of the carjacking ring was arrested hours after robbing a 48-year-old Green Ice taxi driver of his motorcar and other valuables on Tuesday night.

The first suspect to be arrested was a 26-year-old man who posed as a customer and told the taxi driver to take him to Dookie Sand Road at Soesdyke Linden Highway. The man who was found with a 9MM handgun, then led police ranks to a location at St. Cuthbert’s Mission where several stolen vehicles, vehicle parts and other items were recovered.

Some of the recovered stolen cars

Following this discovery, police ranks searched several homes at Kuru Kururu where the two other suspects were arrested.

At the home of one of the suspects a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) camouflage shirt was found in a haversack; he claimed he got it from a relative who is a serving member of GDF.

He subsequently led the ranks to the home of the 26-year-old labourer who was found hiding in a suitcase under his parents’ bed.

A search was conducted on the said premises and one camouflage bullet proof vest containing armoured plate was found in his bedroom.

Meanwhile, during a police ID parade, the five suspects were positively identified as being involved in a spate of robberies which occurred between Saturday and Tuesday.

A total of seven motorcars suspected to be stolen were recovered at St Cuthbert’s Mission and Long Creek, Soesdyke Linden Highway. The News Room understands that the cars were stripped of their engines and other parts. Already three of the cars have been identified as those stolen within the past week from the East Bank Demerara.

 

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