Bandits killed by cops after chase by intoxicated victims

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By Leroy Smith

Two bandits were killed on Sunday night after they were engaged in an exchange of gunfire with the police.

The shooting took place in the Campbellville School compound after the two suspects robbed a group of persons who were celebrating a reunion at Seaforth Street, Campbelville.

Police sources have indicated that the men walked into the 53 Seaforth Street yard and held up the family at gun point before relieving them of cash, jewellery and mobile phones.

They managed to take five mobile phones, one silver necklace, a gold necklace and $520 Guyana dollars, along with an undisclosed amount of US currency.

As the men continued to rob the family, those who were under the influence got agitated and began putting up a resistance, which forced one of the bandits to discharge a round. News Room was told that the family rushed towards the suspects and they fled the yard discharging another round in the process.

News Room was told that the family rushed towards the suspects and they fled the yard discharging another round in the process.

The bandits went by foot from the scene with the victims in hot pursuit. A police patrol was observed in the area and was alerted. The patrol then took over the chase.

They men after being cornered in the school yard, began opening fire at the police. The police returned the favour and managed to hit both of them, one to the eye and another to the forehead.

One .38revolver and one spent shell were recovered along with five live matching rounds. The police failed to locate the weapon and according to information the News Room received, the police cordoned off the area for the entire night and kept a presence there as they sought to locate the other weapon.

The two bandits were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where they died while receiving medical attention.

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