Venezuelans plead guilty to armed robbery of fishing boat, engines

three men were nabbed in Guyana’s waters by ranks of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard as they attempted to flee with the stolen items.

It was noted that two Guyanese fishermen were asleep on the vessel, which was moored at Waini Point, when they were awoken by three suspects, two pointing long guns at them. The suspects were all wearing flashlights on their foreheads.

The victims said the alleged ‘pirates’ spoke to them in a foreign language (believed to be Spanish) and ordered them off the boat.

The suspects then took control of the boat and fled toward the Venezuelan border.

The incident was reported to the Police at Morawhanna Police Station and as a result, Police and Coast Guard ranks swiftly proceeded to a notorious area on the water top called ‘Crab Dog’ where they intercepted the stolen boat with the suspects inside.