Quick action by ranks at the Providence Police Station on the East Bank Demerara (EBD) resulted in the arrest of a 39-year-old former murder accused minutes after he broke into a car at Herstelling around 01:00 hrs this morning.
The suspect used a rock to break the driver’s side window. He also damaged the car’s alarm, trafficator, and one of the pillars on the door.
The Guyana Standard has been informed that two cars were hijacked from the same area within the last month.
The suspect has been identified as Bisram Paul of Lot 399 Third Street, Herstelling. He is currently in police custody. His car, PKK 6473, has been lodged.
The victim who resides in Herstelling, has asked for her name to be withheld from the article but provided all the necessary details to this news agency. Her information was confirmed by ranks at the aforementioned station.
According to information received, the victim said that she woke up by the sound of her car alarm and this caused her to peep out of her window.
“When I peep, I didn’t see anything so I went back to bed and within a couple of minutes after, I heard what sounded like shattered glasses and my alarm subsequently went off again. I ran to the window and saw a black Toyota Raum (PKK 6473) speeding away. I stayed at my window and noticed the same car turned around.”
The suspect’s vehicle
She added that the car then drove passed her vehicle and the driver turned back with its head lamp off and stopped his car opposite her vehicle. “He was wearing a white round neck jersey, blue pants, low hair cut and he was dark in complexion. He went to my car and pushed his hand inside and my alarm went off again and he yanked at the alarm wire and pulled it out.”
At this point, the victim said that she yelled at the suspect and told him that he was being recorded on a surveillance camera and that the police will find him. The suspect then jumped in his car and sped off.
“I called the police and Sergeant Fraser immediately sent a patrol which was headed by Corporal Gordon. While on the phone with the Corporal, I saw the suspect’s vehicle driving pass my home—again, he then turned around and at this point, he was confronted by the police ranks.”
The suspect was then taken into police custody.
Information reaching this news agency is that the suspect has spent 16 and a half years in prison for a double murder. He was also charged last year for simple larceny after he stole some items from his aunt’s home
While at the station this morning, the suspect reminded the victim that he spent 16 years in prison and he would murder anyone who sent him to jail again. He suggested that the young woman would have to vacate her home.