$1.4M in jewellery stolen from stall in Stabroek Market

Police have captured one of three suspects who reportedly stole $1.4 million in jewellery, $300,000 in local currency and belts valued $100,000 from a jewellery store in the Stabroek Market early Saturday.

The stall is owned by a 47-year-old businessman and the name of the store was not released by the police.
According to a police report, ranks from the City Constabulary were on foot patrol duty when they heard a loud banging coming from inside the market at about 04:30hrs on Saturday.

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Upon investigation, they saw three men escaping on foot through the meat section of the market.

“The ranks gave chase and apprehended one of the males who dropped a blue-coloured gift bag while the other two escaped,” the police reported.

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A suspect was found with a transparent plastic bag containing cash and a quantity of gold and silver jewellery were found in his crotch.

Investigations are ongoing.

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