2 detained for robbing ECD contractor at gunpoint

Two men are now in Police custody and are being questioned in connection with the robbery of a contractor at Agriculture Road, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) in the wee hours of Sunday.
According to reports, around 01:45h, the two men, aged 26 and 31, robbed the 44-year-old contractor of his gold chain valued ,680,000.
Guyana Times understands that the men rode up on a motorcycle, held the man at gunpoint and demanded that he hand over his chain, so he complied. They then got back on the motorcycle and escaped.
The victim reported the matter and a manhunt was launched by ranks of the anti-crime patrol on the East Coast where one of the men was later apprehended.
The motorcycle which was used in the robbery was also recovered. However, the gold chain could not be found. Based on information received from the first perpetrator, several searches by the lawmen led to the arrest of his accomplice.
The men are said to hail from Mon Repos and Beterverwagting, ECD. They are also being questioned in connection with the robbery of an ECD couple some time ago. (Kizzy Coleman)