Dredge owner robbed of gold, suspect held

Police say that at about 1130h yesterday they received a report of an armed robbery that had occurred on Sunday at Haimara Creek, Mowasie Backdam, Mahdia, during which mining dredge operator Chandradat Bahadur was attacked and robbed by a man armed with a firearm.

Police say that Bahadur and three others were confronted by the masked perpetrator while they were on their way out of the Backdam. “The other three men ran away while Bahadur resisted and a struggle ensued during which the perpetrator’s mask was pulled off. He however managed to take away a quantity of raw gold from Bahadur, who was beaten about his body, after which he escaped”, police said

The police added that acting on information received, at about 0045h today the suspect was arrested by the police at the Konawaruk junction. A quantity of raw gold that was in his possession was recovered by the police.




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