Security Alert: Georgetown, Guyana

Location:  Robbery near the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Duke and Young Streets

Event:: On Monday, May 24, 2021, at approximately 0714, an Embassy visitor was robbed of their personal belongings at the intersection of Duke and Young Street, while attempting to park in a visitor parking spot directly across from the embassy.  The assailants were traveling on motorbikes and did not present any weapons, but used physical force to grab personal items from inside the victim’s vehicle.  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution due to crime in Guyana.  Report crimes or attempted crimes immediately to the local police in Georgetown by dialing 911 or the Guyana Police Force Quick Response Hotline at +592 225-6411.

Actions to Take:

  • Keep a low profile.  Do not display expensive items such as jewelry, cellphone or laptop.
  • Be aware of your surroundings, particularly when entering and exiting your vehicle.
  • Provide your colleagues and family with your daily plans and how to reach you.
  • Do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.  Be a good witness by recording the suspect’s description, license number and vehicle information.