Update: Bandits killed by Police, weapons recovered
The Police in ‘B’ Division were able to put a dent on criminal activities after shooting dead three members of a gang who are believed to have been wreaking havoc on the Corentyne.
The News Room understands that the Police cornered the three bandits at their hideout in the backlands of Johanna South, Black Bush Polder, East Berbice-Corentyne but came under heavy gunfire late Sunday.
Police returned fire and fatally wounded the three men.
Dead are 32-year-old Kelvin Shivgobin called ‘Kelly’ of Belvedere, Ramnarine Jagmohan and Sewchand Sewdat known as ‘One Eye Pappy.’ They were all career criminals.
Police had issued a wanted bulletin for him.
The News Room understands that Jagmohan was recently released from prison.
The Police were able to recover an MR-15 and three other guns from the scene Sunday.
Residents flocked the scene as Police removed the bodies.
The bodies were placed in the back of a Police vehicle and transported to the Port Mourant Hospital where the men were officially pronounced dead.
The AR-15 weapon that was recovered is said to be the same that was used in the recent robbery of Chinese supermarket at Albion where the Police patrol from the Albion Police Station came under fire.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story and headline initially stated that the bandits were killed by the SWAT Unit, however, the Police Commander has since clarified that it was the Police in ‘B’ Division who led the operation.