Police probing spate of airport robberies – Security Minister

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By Kurt Campbell

Police[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister with oversight for the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Clement Rohee has assured that the Force is probing spiraling reports of persons being robbed by armed bandits while on their way home or, in some cases, immediately after reaching home from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

Rohee said the police are in receipt of several reports of this new trend of criminality and is studying those reports carefully to secure successful apprehension of those involved.

He said the police are also cognizant that some of those reports have been reported to and published by sections of the local media, particularly with the aim to embarrass the police and create the impression that the Force is not adequately protecting citizens.

“Most matters are reported to police and they set up operations to get to the bottom of it… I’m sure the police don’t want to look incompetent in the eyes of the people,” Rohee added.

He said the police are working very hard to “come out of that syndrome” where the police is being seen as incompetent.

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee
Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee

Meanwhile, the Minister sent a strong warning to the perpetrators of these acts; explaining that the culprits do not respect any rules or laws. He said this puts the police at a disadvantage.

“That’s why sometimes criminals have an upper hand over the police… when police treat with these people you then hear all kinds of accusationsabout human rights abuses,” he added.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Not everyone who who work at the airport is staff of the said airport. Lots of people work with agencies which provides services.Personsare adviced to use offical airport taxi when the need arises. Lots of folks chooses to use the touts instead. I DONT KNOW IF THAT WAS THE CASE with this robbery.they take a risk….

  2. HELP ME HERE! but is Mr. Rohee serious about this report? This as been going on for the last two decades or more and he is addressing it as though it’s a “NEW” situation? Another politician insulting peoples’ intelligence.

  3. P M…U know how long citizens keep telling PPP top brass to take away airport employees cellphones and assign them different post unknown to them upon arriving at work..
    One more thing::No one should have to ever leave their intended address with airport officials..See how they demand you write it clearly for them at the back of the slip??
    The crooks that are hired at the airport get your intended address and pass it on to their buddies who then wait for you to arrive home.

  4. rohee…u clown…stop talking trash…your ppp was elected to protect all of its citizens…you failed big time..u r a total failure..why i say so? I tell u Y…
    you and your ppp cohorts are too afraid that if u take the fight with your big guns to criminals your US Cdn UK VISAS will be REVOKED…
    U GUYS R very much afraid of GHRA-RED THREAD-AFC-PNC-SN-KN AND EVEN SHARMA.
    U GUYS MUST TELL THE NATION THE TRUTH THAT U R EVEN AFRIAD OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM BECAUSE U ALL KNOW THE GUYANA BAR ASSOCIATION IS STACKED IN OPPOSITION FAVOR.
    TELL THE NATION THE TRUTH THAT U HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO HIRE THOSE WHO SUPPORT PNC TO BE POLICE AND ARMY PEOPLE.
    THAT U HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO HIRE THOSE WHO SUPPORT PNC TO WORK IN EVERY SINGLE GOVERNMENT RUN INSTITUTION,
    Stop pussyfooting with the people and tell them the truth..

  5. I had items stolen from my luggage after checking in. Minister Rohee needs to first start looking at employees at the airport.

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