In vicious attack, carjacker tosses sleeping child out car

first_img– after holding aunt at gateIn a frightening and sickening attack, a carjacker tossed a sleeping child from the blue Spacio motor car he hijacked on Sunday night at gunpoint from her aunt.Reports are Samantha Williams, 43, of Lot 1053 Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was returning home about 22:20h with her niece asleep in the back of her motor car when she was pounced upon by the criminal as she was about to open her gate.Guyana Times was told that Williams, who was driving motor car PVV 9496, had stepped out of the vehicle to open her gate when the man walked up and pointed a gun at her.Williams started to scream, but the lone man nonetheless entered her car and drove away with her niece still asleep inside.The perpetrator then stopped about 100 feet away and tossed the sleeping child out of the vehicle before making good his escape. The child suffered minor injuries.The matter was reported, and the Police have launched an investigation.According to Ploice last week, there have been 25 carjackings in seven months.Just last Saturday, a taxi driver was shot by carjackers after he was lured by two women to D’urban Backlands to pick up a man who committed the crimes. Two days later, a former Journalist, according to another section of the media, was relived of her vehicle outside a nightspot.Police were up to late Saturday night still searching for thesilver grey Premio bearing licence number HC 6296In light of the increased incidence of carjackings, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has announced that it is embarking on an inter-agency approach to crack down on the crime, which has seen a spike in the past several months.Over the past several months, bandits have been pouncing on motorists, especially those operating Toyota Allion and Toyota Premio motor cars, and often times, the motor vehicles are swiftly transported to various locations to be either stripped or overhauled. It was suggested that with the recent Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) restrictions on older models of vehicles, it is likely the bandits are stealing the cars for parts, the reason that many of the cars could never be recovered.It was further related that certain auto-body repair shops are under the watchful eyes of investigators as some of these businesses are believed to be facilitating the criminal enterprise, with some even “cutting the cars”.Police are, however, intensifying their campaign to stop the criminal activity. Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams, during the press conference, said that from the evidence obtained, carjacking gangs roam around looking for opportunities to pounce on unsuspecting drivers.Guyana Times understands that Police have approached certain mechanic shops with the hope of finding the hijacked vehicles, but have come across stumbling blocks. It is on this note, the multi-agency approach was conceptualised and more so, investigators will be armed with the tools and information on specifications to recover stolen cars.last_img

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