By Leroy Smith
Police sources told iNews that the route 32 minibus picked up two men at the Vreed – En – Hoop, West Coast Demerara junction; the very two men whipped out their weapons while the bus stopped at the traffic light at Eccles, East Bank Demerara and instructed the driver to drive to the Flour Mill Road, where they robbed the passengers, before escaping into Agricola.
According to the police source, even though the minibus was almost filled to capacity, only one woman reported the incident at the Ruimveldt police station. The robbery took place at approximately 14:00hrs.
This is the second incident of a very serious nature that has occurred in the lead up to election and which has taken the Guyana Police Force by surprise.
On Friday the police were called in to investigate the discovery of an arms cache which was found at a city wharf and for which a young man from Friendship, East Coast Demerara is presently in police custody.
Already there are calls for the police to have a visible presence on the street ahead of Monday’s elections as persons are now becoming very concerned about their safety in the lead up to the polls.