The police are not acting against armed robbers in East Canje

Dear Editor,

Three weeks after arresting robbers who were on their sixth attack on my premises by discharging a few rounds, the police have not apprehended one positively identified bandit or others suspects in other robberies.

This is the third time this individual was involved in robbing me and even committed the act at my son’s residence a few weeks ago. The deportee [name given] is a menace in the community, stealing almost nightly to satisfy his drug addiction. Every resident has lost something or the other. The policemen and women living in the village as well as the community police are seen often with this man, but there seems to be no interest in arresting him, even though he is wanted in other matters and also for not attending court.

I previously wrote about another villager wanted on another armed robbery who is seen everywhere, and is fearless of the police apprehending him as calls to the police produce no response. The common talk everywhere is that these guys have contacts. The police are vigorously chasing after traffic offenders.

Crime, especially armed robberies, in East Canje, Berbice will not decrease or end, for the majority of culprits are roaming freely. Some are detained briefly and realised to pounce again.

Yours faithfully,
M Sookraj

More in Letters

default placeholder

There was a net reduction of tax revenues by $1.2B

Dear Editor, On July 13, the media reported Minister Jordan as saying that Central Government’s revenues increased by 5.9% or by $3B as of April 2016 compared to April 2015.

default placeholder

Small drainage tube causing Mainstay/Three Friends flooding

Dear Editor, The residents of the Essequibo Coast continue to experience flooding from heavy rainfall.  Around 2 pm on Saturday (July 23rd) I received phone calls from residents of Mainstay/Three Friends and Hampton Court that their yards and lower flats were under water.

20160725Buer

Leguan roads are in a terrible state

Dear Editor, The potholes in the Leguan roads get bigger every day. The residents complained to the Leguan NDC about the deteriorated roads without success.

default placeholder

Expired goods at Port Mourant market

Dear Editor, It is now becoming epidemic and frustrating to see the high volume of expired goods that are being circulated and sold to consumers at the Port Mourant Market.

default placeholder

Why the blood test and $5,000 to register children at Skeldon High School?

Dear Editor, The result slips for the Grade 6 Assessment have July 22 as the date for parents to register children in secondary school.

default placeholder

The buck stops at someone

Dear Editor, Antonio and Joshua George, victims of the fire which engulfed the Drop-In Centre were laid to rest recently. In the total confusion which ensued, during the fire one of the children remembered his brother was not with him, and paid the extreme sacrifice.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: