…Quick response by police leads to arrest of 4
Quick response and diligent work by ranks of ‘D’ Division yesterday resulted in the apprehension of four of six suspects along with a firearm and ammunition, shortly after they executed an armed robbery on a shop located at Cornelia Ida, W.C.D, escaping with valuables inclusive of cash, jewellery and a cellular phone.
Investigations revealed that about 13:25hrs four males entered the business operated by a mother and daughter and pretended to be customers. Minutes after, two of the men whipped out firearms, pounced and subsequently relieved the victims of their valuables and fled the scene in a waiting Spacio Motor Car while discharging several rounds in the air.
The matter was reported and ranks promptly responded and intercepted the getaway car (Spacio) several villages east of Cornelia Ida, with only the driver who hails from ‘D’ Field Sophia.
According to the police the driver disclosed that the other occupants (bandits) entered another vehicle driven by another of their associates, heading towards the Harbour Bridge.
Observing that police ranks were in place at a “road block” at the Western end of the Harbour bridge, the car transporting the bandits sped away into Parfaite Harmonie, and crashed into a concrete culvert, during which the driver who hails from Section ‘K’ Vryheid, E.C.D, was alleged to have been accidentally shot in his upper right arm by one of his armed accomplices.
The bandits, reportedly, desperate in wanting to get across the Harbour bridge to escape from the police, abandoned their injured accomplice and boarded separate vehicles destined for Georgetown. Two of them were nabbed at the Harbour Bridge; one who hails from Lamaha Park Georgetown with the unlicensed firearm and five rounds.
According to the police he has since admitted to the crime and for shooting his accomplice, who was treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital and discharged. Efforts are being made to have the other two suspects arrested.
The two vehicles involved in the crime were lodged.
Investigations are in progress.