Watchman at Lethem RDC dies in robbery, five safes torched

-suspects held at Mabura checkpoint, $4M recovered

The police today said that a watchman at the Lethem RDC office died after he was gagged during a robbery and bandits raided five safes before fleeing. The dead man has been identified as John Friday.

Police today said that at about 2000h last night, two men entered the compound of the Regional Democratic Council at Lethem and attacked the two watchmen on duty.  The police said that the attackers assaulted the watchmen after which they were bound and pieces of cloth were stuffed into the mouth of one of them.

“The two men then broke into the RDC Building and the Post Office, where a cutting torch was used to cut open a total of five safes and an undisclosed sum of money stolen, after which they escaped.

“The police subsequently visited the scene after they were informed by members of the public where John Friday of Culvert City, Lethem, the watchman whose mouth was stuffed with cloth, was found dead. The other watchman has been admitted to the Lethem Hospital.

All police divisions were alerted and at about 0815h today, police ranks at the Mabura Checkpoint stopped and searched a motor car during which over $4M was found hidden under the rear seat.

Two men and a woman who were in the vehicle have been detained and are in police custody assisting with the probe.

Comments  

Pegasus Hotel for major expansion

In preparation for Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector and the bustling business usually synonymous with the industry, the Pegasus Hotel is expected to undergo a huge expansion which includes office and residential rental spaces.

Top Cop to resume duties today

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud is to resume his duties today after spending approximately six months on leave, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday confirmed to Stabroek News.

AFC launches scathing attack on GAWU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday launched a scathing attack on the union GAWU, accusing it of decades of sabotage of the sugar industry and not genuinely representing the interests of its workers.

T&T-based company to offer range of health services

The importance of foot health, especially for persons with diabetes, was emphasized by Podologist Yvonne Braithwaite yesterday, when she launched the local leg of Rovon Health Care Inc, which includes a foot spa.

Bidders for gov’t contracts being asked to register

All local and international bidders for government contracts are being asked by the National Procurement and Tender Administration (NPTA) Board to complete a NPTA Supplier Registration form to obtain a registration number which they can use on bidding documents for quick database referencing.

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

×