Taxi driver identifies accomplices

first_imgGas station robbery…Police recovers $370,000 of $5M booty from suspect’s momThe suspect who was arrested in connection with a robbery carried out on a Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara businesswoman on Monday last has reportedly confessed to the crime, and has also implicated two other men who are now being hunted by police.The robbery suspect who was nabbedAccording to information received, the perpetrator in custody has been identified as Agustus Primo, 33, a taxi driver of Lot 2-4 Supply, East Bank Demerara.The Guyana Times was told that following his interrogation, named his accomplices as Mark Anthony George and Shane Morgan who are currently on the run.Primo further said that he received only a portion of the money, and has already managed to spend some. As such, he only turned over the remainder, which is said to be in excess of $289,000.The captured bandit told Police that he took some of the money –which was given to him by Mark Anthony George- to Shane Morgan’s mother who resides in Morcut Square, East La Penitence, Georgetown.As such, the 56-year-old woman was also contacted by police and interrogated.She has since admitted that she did receive a sum of money, and handed over some $370,000 to investigators.On Monday, the businesswoman was on her way to the bank when she was relieved of $5M on the East Bank of Demerara. The woman co-owns a gas station located at the Soesdyke Junction, East Bank Demerara, left her home with the cash, in the company of a staff.She reportedly made a stop on the Land of Canaan public road to deliver an invoice to another business, and it was while she was about to enter her motor car to continue her journey that she was pounced on by one of two armed men.The bandit allegedly held her at gunpoint before grabbing the bag of money from inside her car. He then ran over to a waiting CG series motorcycle, and handed the bag of money to his pillion rider before they both fled the scene.The businesswoman, being affiliated with ranks of the Guyana Police Force, immediately reported the matter. This resulted in the apprehension of the man who held her at gunpoint, shortly after.However, the pillion rider-who had the cash in his possession- managed to escape into the bushes along the public road.last_img

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