An ongoing property dispute has caused a Regent Street businessman
to lose close to $4M in cash and goods. The man, Mikhail Rodriquez is calling on the relevant authority to properly investigate the circumstances surrounding the unlawful removal of goods and cash from his store.
According to Rodriquez, upon arriving at his store which is located at Lot 104 Regent Street on Monday, he saw several men removing items from his business establishment.
Rodriquez explained that he has been renting the store for well over nine years. The man said that he went up to one of the men, whom he recognized as a member of the Guyana Police Force and stationed at the Brickdam Police Station, he said.
Several attempts to question the men failed, so he called in the police. The businessman said that the police arrested all of the men and impounded the Canter truck which was packed with his goods.
The businessman said that he managed to get a few of the items back. Rodriguez told Kaieteur News that he did not get back a canister with money and documents that was in the back of the store. According to the man, the canister contained approximately $800,000.
Rodriquez said that there is an ongoing property dispute between the owner of the building he rents and another businessman. He said that back in January he was threatened, and the matter was reported.
The police have launched an investigation into yesterday’s incident. Up to press time it was unclear if the men that were arrested earlier yesterday morning were still in custody. And since the intervention of the police at Mr Rodriquez’s instigation the businessman has been receiving death threats. These too have been reported.