Teacher robbed by knife-wielding bandit in broad daylight
A 20-year-old female teacher was on Friday robbed by knife-wielding bandit while making her way home from school. The incident occurred at about 12:45h at Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).
Chrisann Alleyne was relieved of a laptop bag, a black HP laptop, an iPhone XR, a Samsung J5 phone, a wireless earpiece, a brown purse, a gold chain and $30,000 in cash.
Police said the total value of her losses is $339,000.
Based on reports received, on the day in question, Alleyne was heading home and in the vicinity of Greenman’s Street, a heavily-tinted black motor car with registration plates PSS 3230 pulled up alongside her, and a male exited from the front passenger seat.
The teacher was held at knifepoint and relieved of her valuables. As the suspect made his way to the car, the woman reportedly pleaded with him to return her items but instead the car sped away.
The teacher told the Police that the front passenger door of the vehicle was open and as such, she managed to see the identity of the driver. The two men escaped in a western direction.
Following the robbery, the teacher made a report to the Police, and the scene was visited.
Checks were made for the two suspects during which a 27-year-old of Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident was intercepted driving a motor car with identical registration plates. He was arrested and taken to the Leonora Police Station where he is assisting with investigations.