Businessman relieved of gun, ammo

A 28-year-old gold miner was on Saturday robbed by two men of his licensed firearm and matching ammunition at Eye Lash Backdam, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).
Based on information received, on the day in question at about 04:00h, the businessman, who was identified as Hanson Forde of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) heading to Chi-Chi Backdam, NWD, and whilst in the vicinity of the Eye Lash Backdam Junction, he was intercepted by two men – both wearing masks.
One of them was reportedly armed with a shotgun and the other, with a cutlass.
They then ordered the victim to turn off his vehicle, to which he complied. The suspects then removed the victim’s haversack from his back, which contained a phone charger, a battery pack and a flash drive.
Guyana Times understands that the suspect who was armed with the cutlass then removed the victim’s licensed .32 Taurus pistol which he had stuck to his waist. The pistol’s serial number is FHP 37012 and it had a magazine containing seven (7) live rounds of ammunition. After relieving the man of the items, the two men made good their escape.
The matter was subsequently reported to the Police and an investigation was launched. The Police are yet to make an arrest.