Lone bandit caught on CCTV footage driving away with $2.7M car
A lone bandit has been caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) driving away with a $2.7M Toyota Axil motorcar at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Reports are that the bandit escaped with motorcar HD 3599 at about 03:00h on Wednesday, July 6. The owner of the car, Steve Felix, told Guyana Times that the taxi driver who was robbed was renting the car from him. He said he purchased the car about three months ago.
According to Felix, he was contacted by the taxi driver on Wednesday last and told that on Tuesday evening he had parked the car in his yard before retiring to bed. However, at about 03:00h on Wednesday, the bandit broke into his house and stole a number of items, and when escaping, he drove away with the car.
“He said they took money, laptop, tablets, the car keys, and the car,” Felix detailed.
Felix said a report has been made at La Parfaite Harmonie Police Station and the taxi driver has been arrested. However, he was released from Police custody 72 hours later after CCTV footage from the area was reviewed and showed the lone bandit entering the yard and driving off with the car.
“…the man’s face was covered up. He walked to the yard and, sometime later, we saw the car driving out of the yard,” Felix said.
Felix said he was informed by Police officers on Wednesday morning that his car was found on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. He said that based on what he was told by the law enforcement officer, the car was stripped.
“From what he told me, the car was stripped and there are things that are missing from it,” Felix has said.
Police are still investigating. (G9)