Owners should make official complaint at Brickdam - Ramnarine
Stabroek News
February 12, 2002

Mystery continues to surround the disappearance of a quantity of motor vehicle spares from a container lodged with police at the Brickdam Police Station after being seized from a Best, West Coast Demerara (WCD) family. Calls have been made for an investigation to be undertaken.

The parts, said to have been purchased from Guyana Stores Ltd (GSL), were seized from the WCD premises following an allegation of theft from the store, which has been continuously denied by the parts owners.

Contacted yesterday Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent David Ramnarine, was unable to comment on the matter as he was not aware of the situation concerning the container and what was actually inside it. But he noted the severity of the allegation of the missing parts.

Ramnarine outlined the procedure that should be followed by police in relation to the detention of items in relation to matters being investigated. He said that the aggrieved party should seek an audience with senior authorities at the Brickdam police station where an official complaint could be lodged. It was his reasoning that anything being lodged with the police or anything seized by them should be verified and locked and keys if necessary should be left in police custody to which the owner would sign.

When the owners of the vehicle spares on the instruction of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), went to Brickdam to uplift their property on Friday, it was discovered that the parts were missing.

They refused to take possession of the container instead requesting that the police produce all their parts for which they had receipts.

The goods, which were being stored at the premises of the owner were removed by police on January 10, but the container did not arrive at Brickdam until January 11.