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Travel agency robbed of $1.6M, guns & ammo – News Room Guyana

Police arrested two men who subsequently admitted to breaking into the office of a David Street, Kitty travel agency and carting off with a protected containing six firearms, a quantity of ammunition and $1.6 million in money on Saturday.

In custody are Grimmond Rodrigues, 66, and Clinton Kissoon, also generally known as Clinton Gobin and ‘Big Nose.’

The lads were accused of breaking into the Sky West and Aplus Total Solution Inc. office. They reportedly stole a protected containing two 12 gauge shotguns, one .32 pistol, two AR rifles, one Glock 25 9mm pistol and ammunition.

A complete of $1.6 million in money was stolen as well.

The items belong to Orlando Rogers, a 40-year-old businessman. The entire firearms are licensed.

Among the firearms stolen

Rodrigues was the alleged driver of the automotive utilized in the robbery while Kissoon was certainly one of the boys who allegedly carried out the crime.

The News Room was reliably informed that each men were arrested on the weekend. Investigators questioned the boys and so they each confessed to their roles within the robbery that occurred at about 02:40 hrs Saturday.

The three other suspects have been identified as Kelvin Mickle called Joey and Corint Taylor; who each live in Albouystown, Georgetown, and Kevin Allicock. These men are yet to be apprehended.

In accordance with information provided to the News Room, Rogers and his staff secured the constructing and left for home at around 16:30 hrs Friday.

The constructing, which is monitored by security cameras, is generally missed by a 59-year-old caretaker. At around 02:40 hrs Saturday, nevertheless, the caretaker reportedly went to make use of the washroom but was confronted by two suspects.

Those suspects tied the caretaker’s hands and feet then asked him to lie on the bottom.

The bandits then entered the constructing through a glass window which was partially opened. Based on surveillance footage, they seemed to be armed with a clawbar and so they used that to get an office door open. The protected was kept in that office.

The bandits then used a trolley and placed the protected in a waiting motorcar before making good their escape.

The vehicle utilized in the robbery

Subsequently, the caretaker managed to untie himself and raised an alarm. When the Police were informed, investigations commenced.

The News Room was told that investigators, acting on information received, went to the Melanie Back Road, East Coast Demerara, where they arrested Rodrigues.

He was questioned and admitted to being a part of the planning and execution of the robbery. He also implicated the three suspects who carried out the robbery.

The News Room was also informed that Rodrigues told the Police that he dropped off his three accomplices at Meadow Bank wharf following the robbery. There, he said they opened the protected and upon seeing the firearms, they got scared and left them within the protected. He denied receiving any money from the robbery.

Ranks later went to William Street, Kitty, where Kissoon was arrested. On the time of his arrest, he was in a wagon motor automotive that was used to move the protected with the items from the scene.

Kissoon also admitted to being a part of the robbery and supported Rodrigues’ account of what transpired. Nevertheless, he told the Police that he threw the protected within the river.

Further investigations were, nevertheless, conducted and ranks went to Sussex Street, Albouystown where they recovered 4 firearms in a white salt bag near a lamp post within the grass.

Checks were made for the opposite suspects but they weren’t positioned. Meanwhile, the firearms found were lodged and the boys were placed in custody because the investigation continues.

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