Ordinary folks, will continue to face unbridled
criminality, as a result, of the PPP’s communist
elite unwillingness and failure to reform and
proffesionalise the Police Force, with
Unfortunately, the ruling elite scuttled the
British funded Security Sector Reform Program,
clearly, at the expense and continued suffering
and trauma of ordinary citizens.
Citizens, needs to demand change!
Phone Depot robbery
Horse wrecks car
of the booty recovered
Six men are in custody after
a daring robbery on Phone Depot
yesterday afternoon. Three were arrested in
Tucville and three in Sussex Street.
While most people were busy with last minute
shopping in the busy downtown Georgetown, three
armed bandits stormed the Phone Depot on Middle
Street, making off with several laptop computers,
cellular phones and digital cameras. They were
also said to have removed
$200,000 from one of the customers.
The attack took place around 15:00 hours
detective dusts the scene for fingerprints.
The bandits, brandishing guns, ordered the
employees of the facility as well as customers to
lie on the floor and then proceeded to force open
several glass cases which contained the items.
They also relieved the customers of all their
valuables in the 10-minute blitz. By this time the
men began grabbing the laptop computers, cameras
and cellular phones.
Acting on information, the police swooped down on
Oasis Taxi Service where they arrested the driver
who not only took the gunmen to the scene but who
waited on them and facilitated their escape.
It turned out that one of the gunmen was the taxi
The driver took the police to a location where he
said that he dropped off the men. But the police
soon learnt that that was a diversion, that some
of the men were transported by a driver attached
to Wings Taxi Service.
Two of the gunmen were taken to Tucville. The
police raided the home but found nothing. However,
at the Sussex Street location where the others
were dropped off the police found most of the
articles removed from Phone Depot.
The recovered items included more than 50 cellular
phones, some 15 cameras, an Uzi, some of the
laptops and a diamond ring taken from one of the
customers. The money was not recovered, nor the
other guns used in the robbery.
A male employee of the store told this newspaper
that he was standing behind the glass door
entrance when the first bandit entered.
The employee said that he was dealt a cuff to his
face and told to lie down while two more bandits
All the other employees, as well as the customers
complied as the bandits menacingly pointed their
guns at them.
According to the employee, two of the bandits went
to the cashier’s cage and demanded that the
cashier open the cash register.
But for some strange reason the register did not
As other customers kept coming into the store,
they too were made to lie down and relieved of
Then one of them signaled to the others that time
was up and the men hurriedly left after what was
described as a well planned robbery.
The police who were summoned subsequently turned
up managed to lift several prints from the scene.
The arrests and recovery of the items cap what the
people say is excellent police work.
April 04, 2010