Police trade bullets with suspected gang members in Ogle
Following up on intelligence garnered and information received in relation to armed robberies in the Division, at about 06:15hrs Wednesday, police ranks were on mobile surveillance when they observed and trailed four men of a suspected gang driving along the Plaisance Railway Embankment on two motorcycles.
The police drove up and closed in on the men in an attempt to intercept them after it was suspected, from their actions, that they were about to rob a female who was standing on the roadway. However, the suspects drove away and the police gave chase, a press release from Police Headquarters noted.
The suspects separated with the motorcycles going in different directions and the police continued behind one of them along the Ogle Airport road.
During the chase the pillion rider discharged rounds at the police, who returned fire. The two suspects then abandoned the motorcycle and fled on foot, resulting in one of them being arrested, while the other escaped. No one was injured during the exchange of gunfire.
The arrested suspect and the motorcycle have been taken into police custody as the investigations continue.