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Suspects found with unlicensed gun, crowbar and wig remanded to prison

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Five suspected bandits who were caught roaming the streets on the East Bank of Berbice with an unlicensed gun, crowbar, screw driver and a wig have been remanded to prison.

Ex-police officer Trevon McKenzie

A group of unemployed men were arrested in Glasgow Housing Scheme East Bank Berbice and taken into custody following the discovery of a firearm, a wig, a crowbar and a screwdriver in a motor car in which they were travelling at the weekend.The men were identified as 29-year-old ex-police officer Trevon McKenzie of Glasgow Housing Scheme, and occupants 33-year-old Michael Embrack, 27-year-old Mickey Henry, 26-year-old Jason Archer, of various areas in Berbice, Region Six and 22-year-old Sean Browne, of Dazzle Housing Scheme East Coast Demerara.

They were today (Monday, May 08, 2017) remanded to prison when they appeared in the New Amsterdam Magistrates Court to answer three charges each.

The men were not required to plead to the charges when they were read to them.

The three charges read before the five accused were possession of an unlicensed gun, possession of ammunition and having in their possession without excuse, the items seized.

News Room understands that at about01:30 hours ranks were on mobile patrol along the East Bank of Berbice Public Road when they noticed a white motor car bearing registration number PNN 7770 on the Glasgow Public Road East bank Berbice driving at a slow pace. The officers stopped the motor car and carried out a search on the occupants.

According to information reaching the News Room, during the search ranks discovered a .32 Taurus semi-automatic pistol revolver with thirteen live matching rounds in a magazine. Further search unearthed a crowbar, a wig, a length of rope and a screw driver.

Following the discovery, the men were cautioned and arrested and escorted to the Central Police Station along with motor car and the items found.

The five accused were represented by an attorney and were refused bail. They are expected to make another court appearance on June 02, 2017.

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