Police are investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 42-year-old GuySuCo Supervisor of Agriculture Road, Triumph East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The robbery occurred around 22:00hrs on Friday night at his residence by three males, two of whom were armed with a handgun and a knife.
According to the police in a released statement, investigations revealed that the victim was sitting on a bench in his yard conversing with an in-law when the bandits pounced and demanded cash and valuables.
The suspect with the firearm reportedly escorted the victim inside his house, where he ransacked the place and took a quantity of gold jewellery and electronic gadgets, while his accomplices kept the in-law under guard.
As the suspects were about to flee the scene, they were confronted by ranks of a mobile patrol who were minutes earlier alerted of the robbery-in-progress and promptly responded.
The police in their report said that the armed bandit upon seeing the officers immediately discharged several rounds at the lawmen who returned fire but unfortunately, the suspects managed to elude the cops by scaling a southern fence.
No ranks were injured.
Investigations are ongoing.