The six suspects who were caught after they reportedly attempted to rob a Chinese poultry farmer are still in custody and according to police sources, the suspects are likely to be charged and placed before the court in the new week since investigators are still working on compiling the case file.
Steve Hercules, 30, a taxi driver of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD); Nabadingi Gobin, 33, a trader of Charlotte Street, Georgetown; Renard Khan, 31, a fish vendor of Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; Mark Prince, 39, a taxi driver, of Parfaite Harmonie, WBD; Edward Skeete, 30, a trader of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown and Marvin Blackman, 27, a fish vendor of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were arrested on Tuesday evening just before 08:00hrs during a roadblock at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) moments after the foiled robbery attempt.
They were found in possession of two 9 mm Glock Pistols along with 22 live rounds; one Beretta Pistol with 11 live rounds; one .32 Taurus Pistol with six live rounds; one sledgehammer, two pairs of latex gloves, and trade plates.
Ranks at the Grove Police Station had received a report of a foiled robbery at the Lot 13 Supply, EBD premises of a 69-year-old Chinese national and subsequently set up a roadblock, which proved successful.
According to reports received, Michael Chang Yuen was at home with his wife and his two sons relaxing when they heard a noise coming from outside their house about 19:30h. Upon checking, Yuen saw four men at the eastern door of his property and raised an alarm.
The men quickly returned to the awaiting vehicle and escaped.
The house was outfitted with surveillance camera, which the suspects were unaware of. The footage captured showed a motor car pulling up and three suspects, existed and scaled the fence into Yuen’s yard. Two others exited the car but stayed there, apparently keeping watch, while the sixth suspect remained in the driver’s seat.
The three suspects in the yard proceeded to the eastern backdoor where one of them used what appeared to be a sledged hammer to hit the door. Shortly after, they were seen retreating and jumped over the fence, rushing into the car. The vehicle then sped off heading in the northern direction.
The businessman contacted the police at the Grove Police Station, who then established the roadblock. Officers subsequently discovered that the motorcar, with licence plate HC 4543, was stolen from a Princes Street, Georgetown resident on March 25, 2018.