An ex-policeman of Unity Place, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown and his accomplice were on Friday last arrested after they were positively identified by a gold miner whom they robbed of his jewellery on Old Year’s Day.According to information received, the suspects attacked the victim at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden where they gunbutted him and relieved him of the said jewellery.Guyana Times understands that the ex-cop and his accomplice were captured in Festival City, Georgetown.However, further investigations carried out by ranks of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), in collaboration with detectives in Linden, revealed that the motor car in which the men were found during their arrest was identified as being stolen during a robbery at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The Police, in a statement, disclosed that even though the victim’s vehicle engine and chassis numbers corresponded with his registration, a purportedly fake registration was produced by one of the suspects for the said vehicle.The two suspects are scheduled to be placed on several identification parades within the next few days in relation to several carjackings.
“We probably were overmatched,” El Rancho coach Joel Francisco said. “We tend to struggle against physical teams, and they are very physical. They did a good job of taking away what we wanted to do on offense.” Sprague cited his players for their good decision-making and creating opportunities to score. “Seventeen goals are a lot of offense against a defense that was designed (dropping back in the middle) to stop us from scoring a lot of goals,” Sprague said. Callerous and John Schmidtbauer each had three goals for Whittier, while A.J. Abrego and Jose Navarro each had two goals for El Rancho. Whittier outshot El Rancho, 27-25, and Birkenbach recorded five saves to Whittier goalkeeper Cameron Boulter’s eight. — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — El Rancho High School stacked its defense to stop Whittier High School’s Cory Baccus, but the talented Cardinals water polo player still managed to score eight goals and lead Whittier to a 17-7 victory over visiting El Rancho in a Del Rio League game Tuesday. “They made us adjust because they ran a different defense to stop Cory,” Whittier coach Todd Sprague said. “I thought our kids did a really good job of handling their speed. (El Rancho) played very aggressively, and that was good for our kids because they tend to be a little complacent at times.” Miguel Villalobos and Baccus scored in the first minute and, less than three minutes into the game, Baccus had three goals and Whittier led 4-0. A pair of goals by Cody Callerous in the second quarter led the Cardinals to a 9-2 halftime advantage. Two more goals by Baccus in the third quarter, one a quick backhanded throw from inside 4 meters that caught goalkeeper Matt Birkenbach by surprise, made it 12-3 after three quarters.