Bandits attempt to storm Rose Hall Police Outpost to steal weapons
Alert police ranks were able to thwart the break-in attempt of four men at the Rose Hall Town Police oOutpost (East Berbice-Corentyne) in the wee hours of Sunday.
News Room understands that at around 1:00am today, the men gained entry to the compound by cutting a hole in the back fence with the intention of stealing high powered weapons which were reportedly stored at the Outpost.
A usually reliable source close to the investigation told News Room that a decision was made to store the high-powered weapons at the Police Outpost following intelligence that there is an assassination hit on the head of a popular Berbice businessman.
The businessman in question has been the target of a shooting twice.
After alert ranks at the outpost saw the perpetrators, they fired several warning shots and the men escaped.
Residents recalled hearing gunshots around the said time but thought they were firecrackers.
When contacted, Divisional Commander, Lyndon Alves said it is “alarming” that a law enforcement facility would be the choice for bandits to break into.
He told News Room that Police have been on alert for about a week now following intelligence received about a planned attack on a business entity in Rose Hall Town.
“It is of concern for the management of this division and also the administration of this Force. What I am happy about is that the ranks were alert having been privy to information as it relates to the said attack,” the Commander said.
He noted due to the measures that were put in place, they were able to thwart the attack.