currently in Police custody
An armed bandit who attempted to commit a felony at Coomacka Mines, Demerara River on Sunday evening was overpowered by the victims and later arrested at his house.
Based on information gathered, at about 21:00h on Sunday evening, 67-year-old Stanley Couchman had just closed his shop and went into the yard to close his gate when he was confronted by the suspect who was armed with a shotgun.
The elderly man was struck to his head by the bandit who demanded cash and other valuables. Couchman however, managed to raise an alarm and his son-in-law rushed to his aid.
Together, the two men subdued the suspect and relived him of the shotgun along with four live rounds of ammunition but the bandit managed to escape into the dark.
The firearm and cartridges were handed over to ranks of the McKenzie Police Station and a report was lodged.
Meanwhile, based on the description provided to the police, ranks went to the home of the suspect where he was arrested. Upon his arrest, a small quantity of cannabis was found in his possession.