Police in Region Three have arrested a 23-year-old man, who broke into and entered a Hubu, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) businessman’s office and carted off with $2.3 million.
The Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said that the businessman closed his business on June 5, 2023.
However, the following day at about 06:50h, an employee reported to the premises for work and discovered the bathroom window was opened on the lower flat of the building.
He entered the storeroom, where he discovered the window and the door were also open.
He then checked for the money and saw some missing. As a result, the Police were called in, and CCTV footage was reviewed, which captured the theft.
As investigations got underway, Police went to the home of the suspect and conducted a search, but nothing was found.
He was arrested and escorted to Parika Police Station as investigations continued.
At about 18:00 h on Tuesday, the suspect confessed to Police that he had committed the offence. He led law enforcement officials to a home at Hubu, where he showed them a black plastic bag hidden in a washing machine.
Inside the bag, Police discovered a quantity of cash which was taken to the Parika Police Station. There, the bag was opened in his presence, and the cash was counted and amounted to $2,120,000.
The recovered cash was lodged, and the suspect remains in custody, assisting with investigations.