Boat attacked in Essequibo River, engine seized

At about 8.45  last night boat captain Mohamed Afzane, 32 years, and his crew member were attacked and robbed by three men, two of whom were armed with guns, in the Essequibo River.

Police said today that investigations revealed that the victims were travelling in their boat to Parika, East Bank Essequibo, when in the vicinity of Palmyra (near the southern side of Wakenaam)  another boat with the armed men pulled up alongside.

The perpetrators took away the victim’s 40 HP outboard motor engine, a cell phone, wrist-watch and several articles of clothing and escaped.

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