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New York-based Guyanese banker charged with US$1.7 million bank fraud

A  Guyanese woman, who lives in Queens, New York, has been accused of swindling the bank she worked at of US$1.7 million, according to the United States Department of Justice. The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of ...

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Suspect in Fagundes killing on GYD$100,000 “substantial” bail

  The suspect in the shooting death of Ricardo Fagundes, also known as Paper Shorts, has been released on station bail, police said. Rondell Bacchus, also known as Killa, was this afternoon released on GYD$100,000 bail. His lawyer, Damien Da Silva, says Mr Bacchus is required to report to police next week Monday. But Police say he will be required  ...

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Security guard arrested for accidental discharge; shotgun, ammo seized

A guard attached to North West Security Service has been arrested in connection with the accidental discharge of a shotgun cartridge while he was on duty. Police say the 12-gauge shotgun, cartridge casing  and live ammunition have been seized and the guard, whose name is Dequan James,  has been arrested. At the time of the accidental discharge of the firearm ...

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Waitress, man arrested in connection with robbery at Mon Repos bar

A waitress of Sita’s Bar at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara and a man have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery committed on several persons there last night. Among those robbed is 34-year old Glezel Roberts of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Mr. Roberts says he was robbed of GYD$260,000 cash, and two cell phones valued GYD$174,000. He told ...

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Clothes vendor “positively identified” as perpetrator of West Bank Demerara GYD$5.8 million robberies

A  22-year old clothes vendor from Sophia, Greater Georgetown is to appear in court for two armed robberies including the stealing of GYD$3.5 million in cash, jewellery and phones from two men who were dining at a Chinese restaurant at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara. Due to appear at the Wales Magistrates’ Court is Christopher Cornett who police said was “positively ...

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Girlfriend chops boyfriend to head during argument

A hire-car driver of Number 60 Village, Corentyne, Berbice has been chopped by his girlfriend during an argument. The injured man has been identified as 29-year old Parmanand Thakur. The incident occurred last night at about 10:30 East Berbice-Corentyne Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan says the woman has not yet been arrested. Investigators were told that during the argument, ...

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Police trying to improve quality of video at scene of Fagundes killing

Investigators into the shooting death of Ricardo ‘Paper Shorts’ Fagundes on Tuesday said they were trying to improve the quality of surveillance video of the incident outside Palm Court, Main Street, Georgetown. “The Police Force emphatically states that investigators of the Major Crimes Unit have retrieved footage from one of the cameras mounted in the vicinity of the crime scene ...

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UPDATE: ‘Killa’ surrenders to police for questioning about Fagundes killing

Less than two hours after police on Tuesday issued a wanted bulletin for Rondell ‘Killa’ Bacchus in connection with the execution-style gunning down of Ricardo ‘Paper Shorts’ Fagundes last month, he surrendered to investigators. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said Mr. Bacchus “has surrendered to the police and is currently” at the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department. According to ...

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Speedboat captain, sales rep robbed of GYD$3.5 million in cash, valuables while dining

A speedboat captain and a sales representative, who were dining together at a West Bank Demerara Chinese restaurant, were Saturday night robbed of  more than GYD$3.5 million in cash, jewellery and other valuables, police said. Images of the men, who were masked, as well as the entire ordeal that lasted less than 10 minutes were captured by video surveillance cameras. ...

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