Car hijacked during armed robbery recovered in Albouystown


Swift action by Police ranks in Regional Division 4’A’ resulted in the recovery of a car that three men hijacked during an armed robbery on Camp Street, Georgetown on Monday.

The stolen vehicle was tracked down by the Police and found in a yard in Albouystown, a press release noted.

Police Headquarters reported that 33-year-old Stephen Clarke of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, was robbed of a silver grey Allion motor car (PRR 5212) valued at $1.8M.

The car is owned by Wilfred Abrams of Sophia, Georgetown; the incident occurred at about 18:00hrs at Camp Street and Brickdam by three identifiable men, one armed with a knife.

Investigations so far revealed that the victim operates the car as ‘private hire’ at Diamond, and after dropping off a passenger at the Timehri bus park in Georgetown, a woman hired him to take her to Camp and Brickdam.

The victim said three men entered the car after he dropped off the woman; one of them sat in the front seat, and the other two in the back seat.

Clarke told the Police ranks that the man in the front seat placed a knife to his neck and told him to exit the car. They then took control of the vehicle and escaped.

However, due to swift action by the Police, the car was recovered in the yard of Zezeka Yaris, a 43-year-old waitress and Roscoe Carter, a 43-year-old security guard, both of Lot 156 Cooper Street, Albouystown.

When questioned about the car, Yaris claimed that her father Dennis Yaris, who lives in ‘B’ Field Sophia, brought the vehicle and told her to keep it for him. He also left the key with her. Carter, meanwhile, denied having any knowledge about the vehicle.

Both Yaris and Carter were arrested and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station. The car was lodged as the probe continues.

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