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Four Suspects Arrested in Grand Bay Robbery

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A police operation mounted early this Wednesday morning, July 27, allowed elements of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of Grand Bay to arrest four suspects, including a 17-year-old teenager for four cases of theft. Only the teenager was released on parole. The other three suspects were brought before the court of Pamplemousses before being placed in detention at the central prison of Beau-Bassin.

It is on the basis of certain information that the police officers of the CID, led by Sergeant Sohun, Constables Potiah, Jogee and Chinkoo and Constable Chinien of the Field Intelligence Office of the Northern Division, under the supervision of Inspector Thakoor, set up this operation to proceed with these four suspects under a provisional charge of theft. They are two notorious repeat offenders, Ganeshwar Bundhoo, 20 years old and Ashvind Hanley Lungur, 25 years old, both residents of Grand Bay, Goswamy Narainen, 61 years old of Upper Vale and the 17 year old resident of Grand Bay.


The suspect Ganeshwar Bundhoo confessed to stealing a Samsung cell phone and Huawei headphones from a Grand Bay resident. It was on Monday, June 30. These items worth Rs 5000 were recovered. Ashvind Hanley, also known as Baba, confessed his guilt in a case of theft with violence committed in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 20. On that day he accosted his victim who was near a hairdresser’s salon. Following an argument, he robbed the man of Rs 3000 before snatching his gold bracelet from his left wrist. Goswamy Narainen is accused of stealing three metal drums from a construction site at Chemin Vingt-Pieds, Grand-Baie. This theft was committed by Goswamy Narainen on Monday July 11. The three drums were recovered.


As for the teenager, he was paroled on the order of Superintendent of Police, Raman Hossenboccus, the head of the CID of the northern division. This is pending a report from the probation office. The youth is accused of a case of burglary in a snack bar on Tuesday, July 26. He had forced the latch of a metal curtain to access the interior of this snack bar to get his hands on twenty-four cans of energy drink, twenty cans of juice, thirty-six pints of alcoholic beverages and a gas cylinder. The whole is worth Rs 6900.

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