A 42-year-old miner was chopped to the his body and robbed of a quantity of raw gold by two armed men last Sunday at a mining camp in Mazaruni.
According to a police statement, on Sunday, April 24, 2016, miner Neil Jordan, of Bartica, Essequibo, was at a mining camp at Farback Backdam, Mazaruni, when he was held up by two men armed with a firearm and a cutlass.
During the incident, the miner was chopped to his body by the men who took away a quantity of raw gold and escaped.
Police responded to the report and managed to intercept the two perpetrators on Monday, in the Mazaruni area. An unlicensed 9mm pistol with 7 rounds and a cutlass were recovered by the police.
The two men are in police custody assisting with the investigations.