Quick work by police and alert residents yesterday resulted in the arrested of three teenage boys who had hours earlier stolen a car from outside a city bank.
Police said in a press release yesterday that the theft occurred at around 1am yesterday, when the owner of the vehicle went to a city bank to use an ATM.
Police patrols were alerted and the car was subsequently recovered at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara, while three youths in their mid-teens were arrested following a chase by the police.
They remained in custody up to last evening.
An eyewitness to the interception of the car told Stabroek News that from all indications, the teens drove the car into the Nandy Park area to escape from the police, who were hot on their trail. The eyewitness said that around 1 pm, the vehicle ended up in the drain outside the Eccles Nursery School, while the driver was reversing to escape from the police.
Its three occupants, who may not be older than 16 years old, sought the assistance of a passing motorist. The man apparently decided to go home to get the necessary items to assist in the removal of the car and while at home, he learnt that the car was stolen.
Police managed to apprehend two of the boys before they tried to escape while a resident chased down the third.