By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Crime Chief Leslie James says it is of significant concern to his organization when its ranks are fingered in criminal acts and the same goes for the Guyana Defense Force.
James told iNews that it becomes even more serious since the uniform of the Security Forces signifies that they are part of an organization which is responsible for fighting crime.
On Tuesday, a soldier, identified as Kevin David, 26, who has been absent without leave, was arrested by the police and is now hospitalized after he and another bandit robbed a woman at gunpoint of several hundred thousand dollars in cash at La Bonne Intention, East Coast Demerara.
The accomplice, Trillion Munroe died while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital while David, who was stationed at the Coast Guard Unit of the GDF is under police guard.
The two were chased and hit off the motorcycle they were riding by relatives of their victim as they attempted to flee the robbery scene, discharging several shots in the process.
According to the Crime Chief, if the Guyana Police Force finds that there is a pattern where ranks from the GDF are involved in criminal acts, then the GDF will be informed of such.
He further explained that the GDF will then conduct its own internal arrangements to track its ranks especially those who are absent without leave.