Pitbull Bus belonging to lone AG Protester burglarized

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The empty slot that held the Computer Box.
The empty slot that held the Computer Box.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The lone protester outside the Office of the Attorney General, Courtney Crum-Ewing believes there is a conspiracy afoot to endanger his life, as he alleged that three men burglarized his 2007 model Toyota Pitbull Bus last evening.

The burglary took place at his Grove, East Bank Demerara home at approximately 10:30 hrs and was allegedly witnessed by one of his neighbours. Crum – Ewing also bemoaned the lackadaisical approach taken by officers at the Diamond Police Station when he made the report.

He told iNews that the burglars took away the Computer Box from the bus as he explained that he reached home at around 7:30hrs and parked the vehicle outside the yard, when he was awoken later and told of the burglary.

For several weeks now, the former soldier has been peacefully protesting in front the AG’s Chambers, calling for him to resign, following the revelation of a taped telephone conversation between Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall and Kaieteur News’ Reporter, Leonard Gildarie.

He would use the vehicle to play the recording during his protests.

“The neighbour saw a bus parked in a recently paved street… he saw a man standing outside the bus with a gun to his waist and thought it was a plain clothes vigilante,” the man explained.

He further noted that the witness saw two other men emerged from his bus with their heads down and faces partially covered with hats.

According to the man, the vehicle cannot function without the computer box, which he says costs approximately half a million dollars. He says his livelihood is now in jeopardy since the vehicle is his main source of income.

Courtney Crum-Ewing. [iNews' Photo]
Courtney Crum-Ewing. [iNews’ Photo]
Crum – Ewing, in criticizing the actions of the female police rank he dealt with at Diamond, said that she took down his name, address and telephone number along with the details of the witness on a piece of paper that she retrieved from the garbage bin.

“She [name of police rank provided] said her job is not to take no statement that CID will be here tomorrow [today], we gon let them call yuh; wuz yuh numba?” the frustrated man explained.

He further noted, “I can’t continue living in this country… The police don’t care. The police are more interested in benefiting from crime than solving crime.”

When asked if he has any idea who might have committed the crime, he said, “I have a problem with the conduct of Kwame McCoy. Kwame McCoy made threats to my life. I reported that to the police, nothing was ever done.

“Kwame McCoy came out there when I was protesting, I reported it to the Brickdam Police Station; he pointed at me and said ‘Anil ain’t going noway, you best go or else.’”

He believes he is being targeted and that his life is in danger.

“It’s obvious someone set up the burglary. The reaction of the police alone…I’m not a fool. There is enough probable cause, there is enough to suggest that the Police is part of it, that the PPP and Anil [Nandlall] and them might be part of it.

“This is serious stuff and I’m beginning to worry for my life, my safety. You gotta gimme a gun, I’m trained to carry a firearm; I need personal protection. I need a licensed firearm. I have reasons to fear,” the former Soldier sad.

Crum-Ewing was taken into police custody on December 11 at the Brickdam Police Station for allegedly breaching the ‘peace’ during one of his protests.

 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. If he is so sure that anil nandlall and mckoy is involved then take them to court. I guess he is another opposition. They only read headlines.

  2. Stealing of computer boxes is now very prevalent across the country. As recently as this morning a friend of mine reported his stolen .During guyexpo 2014, my son parked his pitbull a few feet away from where the police were standing. When he came out from guyexpo he discovered that someone broke his window, entered his pitbull and removed his computer box. It is hardly likely that Crum -Ewing will recover his computer box . However ,when you do replace your computer box , my advice to you is to grill down your computer box and install an alarm on your bus.

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