Police say social media post of attempted abduction “false”


Police Commander of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Crystal Robinson has contended that a viral social media post about an attempted abduction committed at Anna Regina is false.

The post claimed that three women were victims of an attempted kidnapping by two armed men.

The person who shared the post stated that the story was told to them by one of the victims.

The social media post stated that the victim had left her home about 07:30h on Saturday for work.

She reportedly joined a taxi which already had three passengers – two females and one male.

The post further stated that as the woman arrived at her destination, the driver refused to stop the vehicle and as such, the women became enraged and began to defend themselves.

As a result of the uproar, the car was intercepted by a group of officers in front of the Suddie Police Station where the women were “rescued”.

The post further claimed that the driver and his accomplice were taken into custody and are under investigation. But Superintendent Robinson in a telephone interview with this publication on Sunday refuted the social media post.

“We don’t deal with mischievous persons; we deal with facts… There is no such thing in our region,” she explained. She noted that no report was made with the Police and that at no point in time did a team of Police Officers rescue the alleged abduction victims.

In a subsequent release, the Public Relations Unit of the Guyana Police Force stated that there has been no such report to the Police within the region. The statement further advised persons to desist from causing public panic by spreading false information.