Police say the prime suspect who last Sunday morning broke into the Variety Store of Bartica’s Deputy Mayor, Ms. Kamal Persaud, and carted off items valuing in excess of $3.2 million dollars, was this morning arrested and is expected to be charged soon.
Between 0300h. and 0500h. last Sunday, the three-story business premises located at First Avenue, Bartica, was burglarised and the articles mentioned were stolen. Entry was gained through an eastern window, on the upper flat of the building.
Diligent work by ranks of the Guyana Police Force led to the arrest of a thirty-eight-year old Berbician, in Bartica early this morning.
At the time of his arrest, he was found in possession of some of the stolen articles inclusive of a cellular phone and pieces of jewellery which were positively identified by Ms Persaud.
Later, the suspect took investigators to a house where he handed over almost eighty-five percent of the stolen items. He has since given the lawmen vital information as to where the remaining items can be retrieved.