Over half a million dollars, 253 live ammo, bulletproof vests among items found on dead bandits  

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Following the shooting death of three career criminals Sunday in the backlands of Johanna South, Black Bush Polder, East Berbice-Corentyne, Police found a haversack at the scene containing $609,330 Guyana currency and two foreign currency notes, two bulletproof vests, five cellular phones, a solar charger, torch lights, a crowbar, knife, and cutlass.

[Guyana Police Force photo]

Other items include:

– two yellow metal chains

-four yellow metal earrings

-two yellow metal finger rings

-two silver bands

-a yellow metal band

-a silver pendant

-flash drive

-tights with eye holes

-topes and mask

-duct tape and gloves and

-200 grams of cannabis

Police Headquarters revealed that a pistol, two revolvers, a rifle, three magazines, 253 rounds of live ammunition and seven spent shells were found at the scene in close proximity of the men.

The bulletproof vests found by the Police [Guyana Police Force photo]

An official Police statement revealed that the ranks acted on information that strange persons were seen in the backlands of the Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder area.

A team of Police ranks under the command of a Senior Officer proceeded to the said area about 15:35hrs Sunday and while searching, came under rapid gunfire; they immediately took up tactical positions and returned fire in the general direction from where the gunshots were coming.

[Guyana Police Force photo]

The exchange lasted for about five minutes and after it subsided, the ranks combed the area and three males were found motionless with suspected gunshot injuries.

Dead are 32-year-old Kelvin Shivgobin called ‘Kelly’ of Belvedere, Ramnarine Jagmohan and and Sewchand Sewdat known as ‘One Eye Pappy.’

Two of the dead bandits: Ramnarine Jagmohan and Kelvin Shivgobin

The killing of the bandits has put a dent on criminal activities in the area following a spate of armed robberies on the Corentyne.

 

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