Woman with Guyanese roots shot dead in NY by muggers

New York City police are seeking three men over the killing of 23-year-old Rabie Muhammed – who has Guyanese roots – after she refused to give up her purse in Queens, New York on Sunday.

The police have released surveillance video as they try to find the three men. The men are all between 20 and 25 years old and wore red hooded sweatshirts, the NY1 television station reported on its website. Police say the trio approached Muhammed and her husband while they walked on 204th Street in Hollis, Queens around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Investigators say the men asked for her purse, but when she refused and held onto it they shot her twice in her torso. Muhammed died at the hospital. Police say Muhammed had $20 in her purse. Her husband was not hurt.
The husband’s brother, who only gave his first name, Shameed told the New York Daily News that he cannot imagine that his sister-in-law would have fought with her attackers.

“I don’t think she put up a fight,” he said. “They never go out looking for trouble.”
The muggers fled without the purse, police said. No arrests have been made.

Mohammed lived in Queens Village, about a mile from where she was killed. She did clerical work at a Manhattan office, and her husband is a shopkeeper in Manhattan, Shameed said. “She’s a loyal wife and a good person,” he said. “I have no idea why anybody would want to attack them.”

“They wanted to have children,” he said. “They are both loving people. I am still trying to cope with this. This should not have happened at all.”


Contractor shot in robbery after leaving bank

An electrical contractor of Enmore/Hope, East Coast Demerara, who was robbed and shot about 1 pm today at Foulis, ECD, is presently admitted in a stable condition at a private medical institution in Georgetown, the police said today.

Minister decries poisoning of Coconut Trees at Hope Estate

The recent poisoning of 18 bearing coconut trees by persons at Hope Estate was today condemned  by Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder.

Mashramani traffic advisory from Police

The Guyana Police Force is informing members of the public that in order to facilitate activities relating to the Mashramani float parade 2018 the following intersections will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6:00h until the end of the days’ activities;Camp Street & Thomas land Albert Street & Wooldord Avenue Sandy Bobb & Vlissegen Road Sandy Bobb & J.B Singh Barr Street & Vlissengen Road Dowding & Vlissengen Road Station Street & Vlissengen Road Lamaha street & Vlissengen Road Woolford Avenue & Vlissengen Road Woolford & J.B Singh Anira & Irving Streets Laluni & Irving StreetsThe Following roads will also be closed to facilitate the float parade; u  Crown & Irving streets u  Almond & Irving Streets u  Forshaw & Irving Streets u  Church Street & Vlissengen Road u  North & Vlissengen Roads u  Regent Street & Vlissengen Road u  South & Vlissengen Road u  Brickdam & Vlissengen Road u  Homestretch Avenue & Vlissengen Road u  Hadfield & Vlissengen Road u  Mandela Avenue & Vlissengen Road        

Security net to stay in East Port of Spain following unrest

(Trinidad Guardian) Joint police and Defence Force patrol camps are remaining in East Port-of-Spain permanently and will be supplemented as necessary, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young says.

Auditor General requests info from private developer to complete probe of billion-dollar D’Urban Park project

Auditor General Deodat Sharma says that he is awaiting some information from Homestretch Development Inc (HDI) before he completes his investigation of the controversial billion-dollar D’Urban Park Development Project.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now