A 36-year-old teacher was last night relieved of his motorcycle at St. Ignatius Village, Central Rupununi by a hitchhiker sometime around 17:45hrs.

Investigations revealed that about 17:00hrs, the victim was proceeding north on Parikwarunau Village Access Road heading home when he was stopped by the suspect who is unknown to him.

The suspect then asked the victim for a lift to St. Ignatius Village and he obliged.

As they reached St. Ignatius Access Road, the suspect asked the victim to stop for him to urinate, and the cyclist obliged. The suspect then placed a knife to the victim’s neck and ordered him to get off of his motorcycle.

The suspect then rode away in an eastern direction with the victim’s motorcycle, a white and black XR150 motorcycle, CH 4728, valued at $250,000.

The area was combed for the suspect and he was found about 21:00hrs in his neighbour’s yard.

He was told of the allegation, cautioned and he replied “Sir dah man pull a knife on me so I tek away he bike and hide it”.

He then took the police to a bushy area in Kumu Village, where the motorcycle was found in some bushes.

The suspect is in custody pending further investigation.


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