Home News Vreed-en-Hoop man robbed at knifepoint
…complains of recent spate of robberies in area
A Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara man is now calling on the relevant authorities to set up surveillance in the area after he was recently attacked and robbed at knifepoint by a lone bandit.
The victim told Guyana Times that he had just exited a minibus at around 21:00h, and was walking along Kitram Street when he was attacked. The suspect, who was armed with a knife and was riding a bicycle, reportedly confronted the victim from behind with a demand for cash and other valuables. Fearful for his life, the victim handed over his cellphone and a bag containing some $5000 and other articles, and the perpetrator made good his escape. The matter was reported to the Police but no arrest was made.
According to the victim, for the past two weeks, several similar robberies have been occurring in the area, specifically at Kitram and Papi streets and the Crane, WBD areas.
However, since being robbed, the victim is alleging that ten other persons were robbed in similar fashion, but this time by bandits on a CG motorcycle.
Reports are that two men clad in camouflage clothing are the main perpetrators of this spate of crime. The armed men would carry out their attacks between 21:00h and 02:00h on a daily basis.
A string of break-and-enter incidents have also been reported in the areas, which is presently a cause for alarm.
In light of this recent spate of robberies, the victim is calling for the matters to be properly investigated, as several times when reports are made at the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, ranks fail to respond, citing unavailability of transportation at the time.