[www.inewsguyana.com] – Thieves on Tuesday night broke in to an electronics store in the Anna Regina market and stole more than $2M worth of items, including flat screen televisions, amplifiers and equalizers.
Owner of the store, Zalim Khan said some of the equipment was recovered from the market road early Tuesday morning. He said his store, which is located in the central area of the market, was secured on Monday afternoon and left in the protection of security guards of the Anna Regina Town Council Constabulary department.
He explained that alert residents next to the market saw what occurred and immediately contacted the police, who responded swiftly and resulted in the capture of four persons.
According to Khan, the thieves forced opened a door in order to gain entry inside the store. He said the Police found a crowbar and several ‘hack saw blades’ at the crime scene.
Town Clerk of the Anna Regina Town Council, Diana Critchlow told Councillors at their statutory meeting on Thursday, July 02 that thieves broke into six stalls in the Anna Regina and Bush Lot markets over the past weeks.
She said although there were three guards on duty at the Anna Regina market Tuesday night, the crime still occurs since they were tied up and beaten by the bandits.
She said one of the guards was tied to a GPL post on the market road while the other two were tied up in the market. The Council plans to approach the Police Force to assist with more patrols during the night.