UPDATE: Rider without registration plates found with unlicenced gun, in custody- Police

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Police say their mobile patrol ranks on Friday, around 20:00h intercepted a motorcycle without registration plates on the Cummings Lodge, Public Road, East Coast Demerara; and a search of a bag the rider was carrying, revealed an unlicenced semi-automatic pistol.

According to the police, the weapon which had no ammunition or magazine and the motorcycle were lodged while the 24-year-old suspect of Murphy Street, Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara was taken into custody.

Investigations are ongoing.

Keon Brewster

The rider who has since been identified as Keon Brewster was charged with the illegal possession of cocaine, to which he pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced to four years imprisonment in 2015.

Details surrounding the case stated that on May 29 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, (CJIA), Brewster had in his possession 6.304 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Brewster was charged jointly with two air conditioning technicians attached to the airport. He had initially pleaded not guilty.

Based on footage from the video surveillance, investigators believe that the transaction took place in one of the washrooms at the airport.

Anti Narcotics Police said they recognized that the rum appeared unusually thick and so they decided to test and weigh it.

Brewster was also fined $17.2 million.

Of recent there have been a string of robberies being committed by armed bandits on motorcycles.

The most recent robbery occurred on Wednesday last when two bandits on a motorcycle attacked a welder on Princes and Chapel Streets, Georgetown and robbed him of US$5000.

Richard Shaw, 26, of Albouystown, Georgetown was driving his motorcar, PHH 9410, at around 21:15h when he slowed down while proceeding east on Chapel Street to negotiate a speed bump.

In doing so, the two perpetrators rode up alongside him on a white XR motorcycle and pointed a gun in his direction.

Fearing for his life, Shaw stopped his car and was then ordered to hand over his wallet, to which he complied.

The pillion rider of the motorcycle dismounted and further commanded the victim to hand over a black plastic bag which was in the back seat of his car.

After receiving same, they hopped back unto the motorcycle and quickly escaped south on Princes Street.

A report was made at the East La Penitence Police Station and a hunt has since been launched for the perpetrators.

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