“Quarters” arrested

Retired British soldier’s robbery
A man known to authorities as “Quarters” of West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown, who was

Retired British soldier Edward Constant

implicated with the brazen daylight robbery committed on retired British soldier Edward Constant was positively identified by the ex-soldier during an Identification Parade at the Brickdam Police Station on Wednesday.
He was accused of relieving Constant of his jewellery and cash on Monday in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market Square. According to reports received, the man was arrested and placed on an ID parade where he was picked out by the soldier who congratulated the Guyana Police Force for their proactive work.
Constant returned to Guyana after 50 years to be a part of Guyana independence anniversary celebrations. Constant was a part of the British Army when Guyana gained its independence status and had promised to return when Guyana turned 50.
Although he would have received VIP treatment during the celebration, his vacation turned bitter when he decided to visit the Stabroek Market Square. While there, he was attached and robbed by an armed man, who took away the gold chain and a diamond ring he was wearing at the time.
It was reported that the retired soldier was attacked from behind. The Police were summoned and an investigation was launched. Based on Police intelligence, the attacker was later identified as “Quarters” of West Riumveldt Housing Scheme.
However, Police visited the home of the wanted man but came up empty handed. Nevertheless, they continued to search and based on information received, he was finally arrested on Wednesday morning.