15-year-old among 2 arrested for robbing DHB commuters during retraction period

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The Guyana Police Force has taken a 15-year-old and another man for allegedly robbing a number of commuters at the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) this morning.

The robbery took place as commuters were in their vehicles during the early morning retraction of the bridge.

According to the Police, the robbery was observed by the Command Centre monitoring the CCTV cameras. Footage shows four motorcycles, with riders and pillion riders, committing armed robberies at the eastern end of the DHB.

The items recovered from the duo

After robberies were committed, the perpetrators headed in the direction of Georgetown.

As a result, anti-crime patrols in Division 4A were immediately alerted and intercepted two of the suspects with one of the motorcycles. The 23-year-old male was caught hiding in a dugout with water at North East La Penitence, Georgetown while the 15-year-old was arrested at James Street, Albouystown.

The unregistered motorcycle

Police have recovered three cellphones, a pink handbag, a female make-up kit, a lip gloss, $8,100 cash, two lighters, two packs of cigarettes, a bunch of keys and a black 110 motorcycle without a registration number.

Both suspects were taken into custody and further searches for the other perpetrators are being conducted.

Persons are asked to visit the Brickdam Police Station to identify their belongings