Joint Services rank among three arrested in gold heist at airstrip
A businessman, a serving member of the Joint Services and another person have been arrested in connection with the brazen armed robbery of three men of a large quantity of raw gold at the Matthew’s Ridge Airstrip in Region One on Monday afternoon.
Police Headquarters revealed that the robbery occurred at about 13:30hrs when four masked gunmen pounced on the trio.
Ranks in the region acted on intelligence and intercepted a vehicle with the businessman who is said to be the mastermind behind the robbery and the other person on Tuesday at about 09:20hrs at Arakaka, North West District.
Upon searching the vehicle, ranks discovered several containers of fuel and a quantity of raw gold suspected to be part of Monday’s heist.
Police said the suspects took investigators to a location and handed over the following items:
-two 9mm handguns with magazines
-an AK47 Assault Rifle with a magazine
-a quantity of ammunition
-a Global Positioning System (GPS) device
– a camouflage jacket