Motorcycle bandits captured in La Penitence

first_img…1 identified as active Joint Services rankTwo motorcycle bandits, one identified as an active member of the Joint Services, who robbed a Providence resident of over $5 million were on Saturday night arrested by ranks of the Police A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).According to reports, the men were apprehended at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown around 23:30h.Details surrounding the arrest revealed that acting on information, lawmen swooped down on the La Penitence home of the rank.The man was, however, not at home at the time and a 67-year-old relative of his was taken into custody after an unlicensed pistol with nine live rounds, five cellular phones and a motorcycle were discovered at the premises.The rank was later handed over by his superiors and has since confessed to the crime. He also named his accomplice to Police and that person was later apprehended.The robbery was carried out on a 34-year-old woman of Perseverance, Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD).Enquiries disclosed that the victim was visiting a location in Pere Street, Kitty, Georgetown when two identifiable males rode up on a motorcycle.The pillion rider reportedly dismounted and pointed a handgun towards the victim while ordering her to throw her brown leather bag, valued approximately $150,000, which contained $4.9 million in cash, one Samsung Galaxy S6 phone, her Identification Card, passport, bank cards, one gold band valued at $55,000 and one gold anklet valued at $100,000, among other valuables, towards him.Out of fear, the woman reportedly complied. The perpetrator then picked up the bag, hopped back on to the waiting motorcycle and escaped. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img

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