Police this morning killed a suspected bandit and captured two as they were about to commit a robbery at Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara.
The details are sketchy but Stabroek News understand the ranks pursued about six armed men and managed to corner two in the neighbouring village of Meten- Meer-Zorg. One was shot dead on the roadway while another was cornered in a yard. Residents came out in their numbers but were tight-lipped. Stabroek News understands that a taxi driver and his vehicle are in police custody. He has admitted that he is a relative of the dead man and that they were on a robbery. Stabroek News understands too that one of the bandits jumped onto a bicycle and sped down the road shouting ‘thief, thief’.
Police are still combing parts of the West Coast area in search of the remaining man.
Police this afternoon issued the following release: