Brother of victim in Conversation Tree heist not cooperating – police

The brother of businessman Harry Jodhan, who was robbed of $4M by two men during an armed robbery at the Conversation Tree Access Road  on Tuesday evening  has refused to cooperate with the police as the investigations into the incident continued yesterday.

The police reported on Wednesday that Jodhan and another businessman Danesh Boodna were confronted by two men armed with handguns in the vicinity of Conversation Tree around 6pm on Tuesday evening and were robbed of the cash by two men.

According to a police release issued yesterday, investigations have revealed that the victim Jodhan had gone to the Conversation Tree Access Road to collect the money for his brother from a man whom he allegedly does not know. The police stated that Jodhan collected the money and while he was proceeding along the Conversation Tree Access Road in his motor vehicle, he was attacked by the two armed men.

The victim’s brother was contacted by the police with a view to finding out who was the man from whom the money was collected, but he has refused to co-operate with the investigator, the police noted.

The police stated on Wednesday that the perpetrators had driven up in another vehicle alongside the victims’ vehicle and discharged rounds at the vehicle, and damaged a window in the process. They then took away a bag containing the $4M and escaped.

According to one of the victims, he normally purchases groceries on credit from businesses in Georgetown, which he then transports via trucks to Baromet and Five Star in the North West District, where he would distribute the goods.

The man continued that he would then collect the money owed for the goods from the shopkeepers in the interior after which he would repay the businesses here in Georgetown.

It was while transporting the $4M to repay for groceries in Georgetown on Tuesday night that the businessman and his nephew were robbed. The man related that they had just collected the money from a friend in Bel Air and they had made a stop at the traffic light by Conversation Tree when the bandits approached from a car that was three vehicles behind them. He said that there were also three other vehicles in front of them in the line, and during the robbery they cried out for help but everyone upon seeing the guns fled the scene.

Jodhan stated yesterday that he had no confidence in the police ever solving the crime and as such, he was contemplating where he would find the monies he owed the businesses.

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