A labourer, 20, of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway who ventured out of his community on Wednesday night to visit his child’s mother in the village of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, was robbed of his personal belongings.
Based on reports received, at about 21:15hrs, the victim was proceeding south along the Mon Repos school road, when he was reportedly pounced upon by the driver of motor car PRR 1787 who placed a knife to his neck and forced him into the back seat of the said car where two male suspects relieved him of his Nike air-max sneakers, silver jewelry, mobile phone and other items. He was then pushed out of the vehicle which sped away.
It was reported that while the bandits were making their escape; their vehicle came into contact with another motor car causing minor damages. However, the perpetrators did not stop. As such, the owner of the other vehicle summoned a Community Policing Group (CPG) Patrol which responded promptly and intercepted the car and its driver in a nearby village. However, the two other suspects were not present within the vehicle.
The driver was arrested and escorted to the Beterverwagting Police Station along with his vehicle by the CPG members.
The victim who was earlier robbed was at the time making a report of the robbery at the said Station and positively identified the driver and the vehicle used in the commission of the crime.
A search conducted on the vehicle unearthed a knife fitting the description of the one used to rob the victim.
The 21-year-old suspect, who resides at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo and Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, is cooperating with investigators.