Gunman caught after Bamboo Landing robbery

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Police ranks on Saturday arrested a miner of Matthew’s Ridge, North West District (NWD) who allegedly robbed a female shopkeeper at gunpoint on Friday.

According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the robbery occurred at Bamboo Landing, NWD.

The 21-year-old suspect robbed the victim of cash, raw gold and other valuables and managed to escape.

However on Saturday, he was apprehended at Matthew’s Ridge Flatts and has since admitted to the crime, police said.

Some of the stolen items were recovered on his person and during interrogation, he reportedly took investigators to a location at Hell Hill, Matthew’s Ridge and handed over an unlicensed 9mm pistol with a magazine and 19 live matching rounds.

Investigation in progress.

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