Police on Tuesday evening managed to apprehend six males shortly after a report of an attempted robbery on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD).
Based on information received, the suspects reportedly attempted to commit a robbery under arms on a 63-year-old poultry farmer at his Supply, EBD home.
According to the police in a released statement, the farmer, identified as Michael Chang Yuen, a Chinese national, was in the company of his two sons relaxing at home when he heard noises emanating from the direction of his eastern door. Upon investigating, the elderly man reported that he observed four men in his yard.
As such, he immediately raised an alarm causing the alleged perpetrators to panic and escape in a waiting hire car, HC 4543.
The businessman reportedly contacted the police resulting in the law enforcement ranks setting up a road block in the vicinity of the Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara.
The road block resulted in the six men- four of whom suspected to have attempted the robbery- being apprehended.
Their motorcar was then searched and police discovered two 9 MM pistols- one with the serial number filed out- along with twenty two live rounds, one Beretta pistol with eleven live rounds, one .32 Taurus pistol –with the serial number filed out- along with six live rounds, one sledge hammer, two pairs of latex gloves and trade plates.
Further investigations, by the police, revealed that the motorcar the six were travelling in was stolen during a robbery under arms committed on the owner on vehicle on March 25, 2018, at Princes Street, Georgetown.