Supermarket robbed by armed bandits

…1 nabbed after chase

Three Chinese nationals were robbed by four armed bandits in a brazen attack at the Hong Tai Supermarket in Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Saturday.
The victims were beaten before being robbed of cash, phone cards, and phones, Police said. The suspects fled the scene in a waiting motor car.

The toy gun found by Police

However, a licensed firearm holder in the area was able to fire several rounds at the motor car, hitting it and causing the suspects to flee. The Police were alerted and began a pursuit, which led to a confrontation with the suspects.
During the chase, one of the suspects fired several shots at the Police, leading to a return of fire. Eventually, a 21-year-old man from Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, was apprehended in Mon Repos, ECD, after attempting to escape by jumping into a canal. Police found a metal toy gun and some of the suspected stolen items on his person. He is currently in custody pending further investigation. (G9)