Priests robbed by men in police uniforms



robbery[] – Father Alex Perez, of the Institute of the Incarnate Word along with another Priest and Brother were robbed last Saturday night [July 05] on their way from the Timehri airport in the region of Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara by men in police uniforms.

Father Alex, who is the head of the Formation Center in Guyana for priests and brothers in training for the Institute, went to the airport to collect two visitors, a priest from Nicaragua and a Brother from the USA, who are both members of his order.

In the vicinity of Garden of Eden, they were signaled to stop by men wearing police uniforms and waving the lighted traffic batons.

When the car stopped however the men drew guns at the occupants, ordered them out and relieved them of money, green card, passports and other valuables.

They were then made to walk deep into the backdam where they were forced to lie on the ground, where their assailants threatened to kill them.

After pleading with them not to do so, their attackers went away and the clergymen made their way back to the main road.

They luckily found their car keys in the bushes near to the car and continued their journey to Georgetown where they reported the matter to the Grove police station.

The priests and brother are pleading to the robbers or to anyone who may find their Green Card and passports to return them.




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