Man tells police he is not the wanted man despite striking similarities


David Michael Ditzen has issued an early warning to law enforcement that he is not wanted man Rickardo Bassawan.

In a facebook post today, Ditzen informs the police to be attentive while the launch a manhunt for the Guyanese native Bassawan.


A Wanted bulletin is issued by the police for the immediate arrest of 27yr-old Rickardo Bassawan of Bennett Street, Villa. CLICK HERE TO JOIN WHAT APP GROUP

Bassawan escaped from police custody earlier this afternoon in Potters, after he was being transported to Her Majesty’s Prison.

He appeared at District “B” Court today on a charge of Aggravated Robbery, he allegedly committed at Jolly Harbour last Saturday. He was denied bail and was ordered to be remanded to prison.

The now fugitive was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and a green pair of sweatpants. He is fair in complexion and slimly build, with a plaited hairstyle.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest police station or call Crimestoppers at 800-Tips (8477).

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    • They are completely different. Even if they would picked him up by mistake, the thief and arm robber finger prints and his are different so he have nothing to worry about.

  1. Look at the eye brows. they are different. This don’t take a genius, well maybe it does since our police force is made of lots of idiots

  2. No Wonder no crime can solve in Antigua.. with dem pappy show police… Nose and Lips says it all…smh!!!

  3. It does make one wonder about the competence of our security personnel in Antigua! Haitians, Indians, Guyanese??? There seems to be more in the mortar than the pestle!!!

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