Police, robbery accused exchange gunfire

Police officers and a robbery suspect opened fire at each other during a confrontation at Bachelor’s Adventure, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Monday.
The Guyana Police Force said that acting on information received, ranks intercepted a motor car at Church Road, Bachelor’s Adventure, ECD, when the 24-year-old robbery suspect opened fire on them.
“The ranks were on mobile patrol duties when they received information that the suspect, who is wanted in connection with several robberies committed between Mahaica, and Vigilance, ECD, was in a motor car along with several other males, all suspected to be armed,” the GPF explained.
The cops said that upon identifying the motor car, they signalled the driver to stop, but he attempted to drive away, and in the process, he crashed into the Police vehicle.
The robbery suspect subsequently discharged a round in the direction of the ranks, who then returned fire. He then exited the vehicle and discharged another round whilst trying to escape and again, ranks returned fire. The suspected criminal then ran into an unoccupied yard where he escaped into the dense vegetation at the back of the yard.
The premises were searched and a red haversack with suspected blood stains was discovered in the yard.
“Checks were made in the vicinity and surrounding area for the suspect but were unsuccessful,” the GPF said.
The motor car was lodged for analysis at the Cove and John Police Station. Investigations are ongoing.