Armed bandit nabbed after robbing couple of valuables


Swift action by ranks of the Guyana Police Force stationed on the East Coast of Demerara resulted in the apprehension of a suspect who was still in possession of most of the articles stolen from his victims and that of the firearm he allegedly used to commit the robbery.

A couple residing at Burma, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was last night, about 23:00hrs relaxing under a benab at a popular fun park at Mahaicony, when a lone armed bandit pounced and relieved them of their cellular phones, cash and other valuables after which he fled; leaving his victims traumatised.

Shortly afterwards, the victims ventured to the nearby Mahaicony Police Station and reported the matter.

Based on intelligence gathered, police went to Recess Public Road, Mahaicony, where the suspect, who was later, positively identified, was arrested with the stolen items, minus the cash along with an unlicensed 9MM Glock Pistol and nine (9) live matching rounds.

The thirty-year-old unemployed Calcutta, the Mahaicony suspect, is being processed for court. A ballistic test is being conducted on the firearm to determine if it was used in the commission of any crime.

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