Escapee found with unlicensed firearm
A 17-year-old male who escaped from a police station in ‘A’ Division on Sunday (November 19, 2017), was this morning recaptured at Middle Road, West La Penitence.
At the time of the escape, the suspect, who resides at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown was charged with four counts of armed robbery and scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Monday (November 20, 2017).
According to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), an investigation has since been launched into the circumstances surrounding the escape.
The police said the young man was a passenger in a Hire Car, which was intercepted this morning, and during a search, the police found a .40 Smith and Wesson Pistol without ammunition in his possession.
The driver was also taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.
Meanwhile, the police have also arrested a male vendor at ‘D’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, after he was found in possession of an unlicensed revolver with four (4) live matching rounds.
The 28-year old suspect of ‘D’ Field Sophia Reserve, is being processed for court.
This brings the number to four unlicensed firearms discovered by the police in the last 24hrs.
A farmer was arrested on Tuesday at to a camp at Crabwood Creek Backdam, Corentyne, Berbice, for being in possession of an unlicensed single barrel shotgun, an empty cartridge and a small quantity of pellets.
Another single barrel shotgun wrapped in plastic was found in a partially dried-out trench in Number 63 Village, Corentyne on Tuesday.