Japanese holidaying in Guyana robbed; suspect held with stolen item

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2016, 13:17 by Denis Chabrol

Three Japanese and a taxi driver have been robbed of a large quantity of cash and electronic equipment, and police have since arrested a woman with one of the stolen items.

“The victims ,who are holidaying, went sightseeing when they were pounced upon by three males armed with handguns, who relieved them of the articles and escaped in a motor car without any registration number plate,” the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.

Investigators said the Japanese nationals and taxi driver Abdool Rahim, 38 years, of Canal No. 2, West Bank Demerara were robbed at about 1:10 PM on Tuesday August 09, 2016, at Ogle Seawall, East Coast Demerara.

Items carted off included  two video cameras valued GYD$560,000.00, one laptop valued GYD$300,000.00, GYD$820,000.00 cash, four cellular phones valued GYD$300,000.00 and 23 video tapes valued $106,000.00.

Police on Thursday have arrested a female with one of the stolen articles. She is assisting with the investigation.