Police apprehend two suspects minutes after robbery
Ranks on Friday morning apprehended two of the three suspects who committed an early morning robbery at Meadow Bank, East Bank Demerara (E.B.D.), minutes after the commission of the crime. The stolen articles were also recovered.
The duo was found with an unlicensed firearm and eight live rounds.
One of the suspects was shot by the police and is under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
According to the police, at about 00:45hrs three males, one armed with a handgun stormed the “Wild Caught Fresh Fish Depot” at the Meadow Bank, Wharf, Ruimveldt, held the Supervisor, Shane Robin, at gun point and carted off with a camera, a DVR, a radio set and other articles. During the process, the 29 year old supervisor was struck on his head by the armed bandit, causing a laceration.
A public spirited citizen who witnessed the robbery summoned the police who responded within minutes and confronted the men in front of the depot.
During the confrontation, one of the unarmed suspects was shot to both legs and the other with the firearm ran in the said depot where they committed the robbery and concealed himself in the ceiling but was extracted shortly after with an unlicensed 9MM pistol with eight live rounds.
The other suspect managed to escape and stringent efforts are being made to have him apprehended.
The shot suspect who is 40 yrs. and of Bushy Park, E.B.E. was rushed to the G.P.H.C. where he underwent surgery and admitted under police guard. The suspect with the firearm is 25yrs. and resides at 5th Avenue Diamond E.B.D.
The victim was escorted to the G.P.H.C. where he was treated and sent away.
Investigations are in progress.
Aditionally, two males whom the police had on their radar for some time now in connection with several pending criminal matters, have been arrested in a house at South Ruimveldt, on Thursday.
According to the Guyana Police Force, at about 14:15hrs on Thursday, the duo was arrested with a quantity of cannabis, an unlicensed Taurus pistol and a magazine with thirteen (13) matching rounds.