The Guyana Police Force says there was no exchange of gunfire between its ranks and bandits while responding to a robbery on the Railway Embankment at Montrose, East Coast Demerara last evening (September 10)
This claim by the police is contrary to that of eyewitnesses at the scene, who said there was brief exchange of gunfire.
The Guyana Police Force claims its ranks did not discharge a single warning shot. However, the Force did not say if any spent shells were recovered from the scene.
The police in a release said at about 20:15hrs last night (Tuesday September 10) three men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, barged into Shamo’s Taxi Service at Montrose Railway Embankment, ECD.
They held up two taxi-drivers and the two daughters of the business owner, Yogeeta Narine and Dhanmattie Narine, and took away a total of some $500,000.00, a quantity of jewellery and 3 cell phones.
The release further stated that during the robbery, neighboring residents alerted the police who responded promptly. Upon arrival at the scene the police were informed that the perpetrators were still in the building and holding one of the female hostage.
The police proceeded to tactically cordon and enter the building, but found that the men had already fled the scene.