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IPhone tracker helps police arrest suspected bandit

A tracking device in a stolen IPhone has led police to the arrest of a deportee who allegedly stole two phones and cash from two Bangladeshis as they were about to enter their West Bank Demerara home, the law enforcement agency said. “The IPhone which has a tracking device, led investigators to the home of the suspect who was promptly arrested ...

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Guyanese arrested for robbing Venezuelan

A 30 year old, unemployed male from Rubber Dam, Charity, Essequibo Coast, who allegedly stole a large amount of money from a Venezuelan was arrested early Saturday morning at a hotel at Charity. Police said the suspect would soon be charged with larceny from the person and would be placed before the court. Enquiries disclosed that the victim, 32 years ...

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Female suspect in robbery at Rohee’s home remanded

The female suspect who was arrested in connection with the robbery under arms committed at the home of former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee was charged on Thursday. The incident took place on November 9, 2016. Corlette Parks was charged with two counts of robbery under arms. Parks, 49 years, of 4692 Postal Housing Scheme, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Lambert ...

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Cocaine mule excreting pellets

A 46 year old, West Demerara resident is under police guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, excreting cocaine pellets, after being nabbed at the Check-in Area of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, police said. He was arrested at about 2 O’clock Wednesday afternoon. Police said transporter, a 35 year, taxi driver also of West Demerara was taken into custody. ...

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Suspected sheep thief shot dead; handguns, numerous items seized

A suspected sheep thief, who allegedly drew a loaded firearm at police, was shot dead early Tuesday morning and investigators later seized numerous items believed to have been stolen. Another man, who was at the farmhouse where the stolen sheep were discovered was allegedly held with another handgun and a another set of items. Police believed that the farmhouse is ...

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Husband, wife dead after stabbing each other

A businesswoman and her common-law husband died after they stabbed each other during a “argument” over the management of their business, police said. The incident occurred Sunday at their business premises located at Ekereku Hill top, Kamarang. Investigators learned that Selima Norton, AKA ‘Shelly’, 45 years of New Providence Housing Scheme, EBD and Kurt Reynolds, 37 years of Silverballi Street, ...

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No political motive behind crimes- Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said there is no indication that there is a political motive behind the recent spate of armed robberies, even as the Guyana Police Force is ramping up its espionage on criminals and their networks. “People also respond to sentiments expressed in the media thinking that this is a cause they may be helping so indirectly it ...

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Joint Services haul in two-month accumulation of weapons, home-made wine, other illegal items

As part of heightened security activities to ensure domestic security, the Joint Services on Saturday conducted Operation Safe Guard at the Georgetown and New Amsterdam prisons and seized a large quantity of contraband items, the Ministry of the Presidency said. At the Georgetown Prison 21 improvised weapons and knives, 20 razor blades, 558 grams of marijuana, 22 cellular phones and ...

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Updated: No guns found in Georgetown Prison

After a search of the Georgetown Prison that last several hours, no guns were found in what is considered one of Guyana’s maximum security jails. Police and soldiers early Saturday morning raised the jail, as part of an operation to deal with potential domestic security threat. Sources said law enforcement authorities have received credible information of a planned jail break ...

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