Police raid empty North Ruimveldt home
May 5, 2002
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Ranks from the police Target Special Squad yesterday stormed a North Ruimveldt house as the search for the bandits in Friday afternoon's daring shootout continued.
Reports reaching Stabroek News stated that a group of men was seen in the house on Friday evening and one of them was reportedly injured. However, the reports said, they left just before the police arrived yesterday morning.
When this newspaper arrived on the scene, two vehicles filled with police ranks were seen leaving. The house, situated at 3024 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was cordoned off with police tape. A grill, seemingly removed from the front window of the lower flat, was seen nearby and several louvre panes were missing from the window. The front door was also open.
Although many of the neighbours claimed not to have witnessed the operation, one of them told this newspaper that no one was at home at the time of the raid. He claimed to have seen the police remove two black plastic bags from the house. The neighbours also claimed to know little of the occupants of the house, but one source said a man, deported from the United States, lived there. The man's uncle, a prominent city businessman, last night confirmed that he (the uncle) persuaded the man to turn himself in to the police yesterday afternoon. However, he refused to comment further.