Monday, June 09, 2008

A trigger-happy weekend

While the police were chasing after "Fineman" and his band of merry men, in other parts of the country, all hell broke loose as citizens took matters in their own hands....Makes one wonder if "Fineman" gang had split up and had launched petty robberies.

...About 2100h. last night Saturday June 07, 2008, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, attempted to rob a businessman on the Corentyne, Berbice, during which the intended victim managed to take away the firearm from the bandit.

The businessman was about to enter his yard after transacting business when he was confronted by the two bandits who held him at gunpoint and demanded cash. However, the businessman snatched the firearm away and the two men ran away.

The .32 Taurus Revolver and ammunition were handed over to the police who are conducting investigations.

...The police are investigating an armed robbery that was committed on Ganesh Premchand, his wife Omawattie, and relative Paul Budhoo about 0045h. today at their home at Adelphi, Canje, Berbice.

Investigations revealed that the victims were closing up their home after a get-together when they were confronted by three men all armed with firearms. The men held them at gunpoint and took away a total of $800.00 US, $40,000.00 GC, and a quantity of jewellery and escaped, discharging rounds as they did so.

During the incident Paul Budhoo was lashed about his body with a cutlass. The police recovered two warheads and several pellets at the scene.

...The police in Berbice are investigating an attempted robbery under arms that occurred about 2100h. last night Friday June 06, 2008, at Chapel Street , New Amsterdam .

Investigations revealed that David Nazir was walking along Chapel Street when two men on bicycles, one of whom was armed with a firearm, rode up and held him at gunpoint. They demanded cash but Nazir put up a struggle during which he was struck about the body with the firearm. However residents in the neighbourhood were alerted by the commotion which caused the bandits to abandon the robbery and escape on their bicycles.

The police responded quickly and based on description given arrested a man on a bicycle at Main Street , New Amsterdam , who has been identified as one of the suspects. He is in police custody assisting with the investigations.

...The police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred about 2345h. last night at No. 78 Village, Corentyne, during which Roy Julian of No. 78 Village was shot in his left shoulder by a licensed firearm holder.

He has been admitted a patient at the New Amsterdam Hospital .

...The police in Essequibo are investigating a fatal accident that occurred about 1615h. today on the Hampton Court Public Road, Essequibo Coast, which resulted in the death of Aroon Persaud, 22 years, and Narine Persaud, 44 years, both of Sparta, Essequibo Coast.

Investigations revealed that the victims were on a motor cycle driven by Aroon Persaud when it is alleged that the driver of motor jeep PJJ 5407 which was proceeding in the opposite direction swerved into the path of the motor cycle and struck down the victims. Both vehicles ended up in a trench as a result of the collision.

Aroon Persaud died on the spot while Narine Persaud died while receiving medical attention.

The driver of the motor jeep is in police custody assisting with the investigations.

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