Ranks of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday arrested two suspects wanted for two separate murders committed within the last two years.
The duo, Leroy Ignacia and Orin Paul called “Ants” were arrested at locations in Police F (Interior Locations) and E (Linden/Kwakwani) divisions on Thursday morning.
Ignacia was wanted for the May 5, 2016, murder of Eric Angel at Black Water, Upper Cuyuni, Region Seven (Cuyuni/Mazaruni). Angel was stabbed and killed by his accomplice during an attempted robbery on a Brazillian shop owner.
According to reports, two armed bandits attempted to rob a Brazilian shop owner; however the man put up a fight and during the scuffle one of the bandits accidentally stabbed his accomplice in the abdomen before escaping.
Angel of Number 10 Village, West Coast Berbice, was identified as a former member of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU).
Meanwhile, Paul was wanted for the murder of Terrence James on April 04, 2014 at Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo). James, 23, of Kwatamang Village, Rupununi, was found with stab wounds along the Tabatinga roadway.
It is believed that the man might have attended the rodeo at Lethem and was on his way home when he was attacked and stabbed to the chest.
According to Police Public Relations Officer Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, the arrests of these two murder suspects come in light of ranks in the respective Divisions working feverishly to reduce the number of unsolved murder cases.