17 Jan

2 arrested after robbing city-bound passenger

first_imgTwo men are now in Police custody after executing a robbery on a passenger in a taxi who was travelling from Berbice to Georgetown on Sunday afternoon.The men were reportedly apprehended at Church View International Hotel, at Main Street, New Amsterdam with a quantity of foreign and local currency.Police investigations revealed that the victim, Shan Goasu of Regent Street, Georgetown, boarded a taxi with two other men and in the vicinity of Number 2 Village, West Coast Berbice, the driver drove the motor car along a desolate road.One of the occupants then choked the victim and relieved him of the gold jewellery he was wearing, 0,000 in local currency, 00 in Surinamese currency, one iPhone and a passport.The man was then ordered out of the car and his assailants drove away. The matter was reported to the Blairmont Police Station and based on information received; Police went to the hotel where they arrested the two men.The Police then conducted a search of the men and found the 0,000 in local currency, 00 in Suriname currency, iPhone, passport and a bag containing clothing belonging to the victim.last_img read more