Alleged bandits arrested after robbing pensioner

Two alleged bandits were apprehended by police shortly after the robbed a pensioner of his pension on Monday. The men have been identified as Devon Watson aka ‘Ivan’, age 25, of 100 Noble Street, Friendship, ECD and Philbert Rogers aka ‘Dagan’, age 25, of 59 Friendship, ECD.

According to police reports, the pensioner who hails from Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, went to collect his pension, however, after receiving same and making his way home, he decided to stop and purchase something to eat from a supermarket at Vryheid’s Lust, ECD- as he was leaving on his pedal cycle, two men pounced on the pensioner, pushed him to the ground and relieved him of an envelope containing his entire pension along with his ID card. They then flee the scene on a bicycle.

Minutes later, the elderly victim managed to flag down a passing police vehicle and reported the matter.

The police then sought the perpetrators and arrested them at La Bonne Intention ECD, with the victim’s property, including his Identification Card, stashed in one of the perpetrators crotch.

The suspects have since been charged for Robbery with Violence and are scheduled to appear before a Magistrate at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts today.



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