The efforts of two men, who tried to rob a Covent Garden, East Coast Demerara (EBD) woman yesterday, were thwarted thanks to the actions of citizens and law enforcement officers.

The incident occurred around 12:00hrs at Back Street, while the 56-year-old housewife was washing clothes in her backyard.

According to the police, two men approached her back gate and told her they were from the Guyana Power & Light Company and they wanted to read the meter.

She allowed the perpetrators to enter her yard and she told them that the meter was located at the front of the house and she continued washing.

She suddenly felt someone grab her and demand that she hand over all her money and began forcing her up the back stairs.

This caused her to scream and shout out “thief”. The perpetrators then let go of her and walked out of the yard.

Immediately, public-spirited citizens went to her aid and she pointed to the two perpetrators walking towards the public road.

With the assistance of a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer and a police constable of Providence Police Station Traffic Department, along with public-spirited citizens, one of the perpetrators was apprehended. He has only been identified as a 25-year-old porter.

Quick response by police ranks resulted in the apprehension of the second perpetrator – a 20-year-old – who was found hiding in the storeroom of an apartment complex which is located in the said area.

They were both escorted to the Golden Grove Police Station, where they were placed into custody pending further investigations.


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