Millions of dollars in jewellery were – between the late hours of Monday evening and early morning hours of Tuesday- stolen from L. Seepersaud Maraj and Sons located inside the Stabroek Market- ‘under the clock’.
According to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the discovery was made when the business owner and employees turned up to begin the day’s work.
While the exact amount stolen has not yet been established, the business owner- Seepersaud Maraj- has indicated that it is less than GYD$100M.
At the scene, Crime Chief, Paul Williams and members from the Major Crimes Unit were able to uplift finger prints from the heavy duty safe- where the jewellery was kept- within the business stall.
In addition, inspections at the scene have revealed no signs of break and enter into the Stabroek Market. However, a padlock attached to the jewellery store stall has been cut and the locks to the safe were visibly charred.
Investigators and the owners of the business are presently puzzled as to how no one managed to observe what was transpiring as the locks on the heavy duty safe would have taken hours to blow torch.
It has so far been disclosed that the City Constabulary Officers have access to the Market at all times through the southern gate.
No one has been apprehended as yet.
Investigations are continuing.