Suspect held after robbing Venezuelan in Essequibo hotel lounge

A man was yesterday morning arrested shortly after he robbed a Venezuelan national of a quantity of cash and other valuables at a hotel in Charity, Essequibo.

The incident occurred around 3 am yesterday while the victim was standing in the hotel’s lounge. He was relieved of his wallet containing US$5,200, his passport and a Samsung Galaxy cellular phone.

The Guyana Police Force in a statement issued on the incident said enquiries have disclosed that the 32-year-old victim was standing in the hotel lounge when he was approached by the suspect who relieved him of his wallet containing the valuables.

The suspect managed to escape. However, a report was made and quick responses by the police led to the arrest of the suspect. Part of what was stolen—US$2,600 and the cell phone—was recovered.

The man was taken into custody and is likely to be charged soon.


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