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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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Albouystown businessman robbed at gunpoint

A businessman of Albouystown, Georgetown was robbed of cash and jewellery while he was sitting outside his business place. Police say the businessman is 54-year old Sean Seales of Callender Street, Albouystown. He told police that he was robbed of a 40-pennyweight gold chain valued GYD$400-thousand dollars, two cellular phones valued GYD$48-thousand and GYD$24-thousand cash. The robbery was committed Thursday ...

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Woman allegedly stabs ex partner to death

A woman has allegedly killed her 46-year old former reputed husband, one week after they ended their relationship. Police say the dead man has been identified as 46-year old Darren Harris of ‘E’ Field, Cummings Park, Sophia. Harris, who was a cook, was stabbed  three times – one to the left side chest and two to the left side upper ...

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Suspects in killing of Victoria Village labourer arrested

Two men and a woman, who allegedly chopped and stabbed a resident of Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara, have been arrested, police said. The dead man has been identified by the Guyana Police Force as 29-year old Nico Layne. Police said one of the suspects was seen with a wound to his forehead and on his left side face. He ...

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Guyanese among six charged in Barbados with cocaine importation, gun possession

Two Guyanese are among a group of foreigners accused of importing over US$50,000 worth of cocaine into Barbados as well as possessing a firearm and ammunition. They are  Dexter Curtis Caesar and Leon Jermine Seales. Barbados Today reports that the two Guyanese, two Trinidadians and two Venezuelans were remanded to custody by a Barbados court. They are charged with possession, ...

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BREAKING: Former GDF Coast Guardsmen, convicted for murdering goldminer, challenge constitutionality of death penalty

Two former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen, who were convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a Bartica-based goldminer in 2009, have filed an appeal on the grounds that the death penalty is unconstitutional. The Attorney General has since asked the Full Court of the High Court to intervene in the criminal appeals as they deal with ...

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