One of the three suspects, that robbed a 17 year old girl in Mahaica is a serving member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).
According to Police Headquarters, on Saturday around 19:50 hrs & 20:00 hrs, a 17-year-old Sales Girl was robbed of her ZTE cell phone valued $40,000 and a Samsung Galaxy cell phone valued $130,000 in Good Hope Mahaica, ECD.
According to the police report, on the day in question, the victim and her friend were going home on a bicycle when they noticed three males on the road fixing their bicycles.
As they approached where the males were, one male grabbed on to the victim’s bicycle and demanded her belongings. He took out her cellular phones while the other two went to her friend and began to search him but found nothing.
A scuffle ensued between two of the perpetrators and the victim’s friend.
The girl told police that the other suspect hit her friend with a toy gun to his head and then made good their escape.
Police said the area was checked and pieces of the toy gun were found.
The soldier was later arrested at his home. However, the other two suspects remain at large.
Investigations are ongoing.