Salesman confesses to faking robbery

A 26-year-old male driver/salesman was taken into Police custody after he claimed that he was robbed of a large sum of cash belonging to the company with which he worked but later admitted that the alleged robbery was staged.
The incident occurred on Friday at Stabroek Market, Georgetown. Reports are that the driver/salesman, who is employed by Associated Brands, of A Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara, along with two delivery men went to Stabroek Square to deliver the company’s products to their customers and collect payments for the items.
However, at about 14:00h as the deliveries were being made by his colleagues, the suspect stayed in the enclosed tray of the truck with the doors open, counting the day’s sales. He had initially reported that he was confronted by two bandits who entered the canter via the open doors and demanded that he hand over the cash which he had in a black plastic bag. He claimed that he complied and handed over the money, after which the bandits made good their escape north along Water Street, Georgetown.
Subsequently, the Police were summoned and CCTV footage was reviewed but did not support the 26-year-old man’s story.
When confronted with the facts, the salesman confessed to concocting the story and taking the day’s sales for himself.
He identified the two accomplices whom he arranged to collect the money from him and as a result of that information, a party of policemen went to Regent Street, Georgetown, where one of the identified co-conspirators was apprehended with a red haversack on his back.
A search was conducted on the haversack and $502,630 was found.
When quizzed on how he came into the cash, the man said that same was given to him by the driver/salesman.
He was then arrested and escorted to Brickdam Police Station, where he was told of the allegation and cautioned. He gave a written statement, which was also obtained from the driver/salesman and their third accomplice.
The three men remain in custody pending charges. (G9)