Bandits net millions in raid of 18 NA market stalls

-constables arrested

Vendors at the New Amsterdam market suffered major losses when 18 stalls were broken into between Thursday night and yesterday morning and two constables have since been taken into custody in connection with the raid.

Stabroek News was told that the two constables were arrested after security guards from the nearby J’s Supermarket reported that they heard pounding sounds coming from the market.

Babita Bhagwandin shows the broken locks on her stall

Babita Bhagwandin shows the broken locks on her stall

The bandits gained entry by ripping open a rotten section of the metal door at back of the market. They broke into Bobby’s Jewellery Establish-ment and removed his tools, which they used to pound some of the locks from other stalls open. They left the tools behind.

The vendors were disappointed that the constables did not contact them after the break-ins were discovered. Some learnt about it when they arrived to open their stalls for business yesterday, while others found out through telephone calls from other vendors.

The vendors were angry too that the constables  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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