Two held over attack on Parika supermarket

Ranks of ‘D’ Division have arrested two men who allegedly committed a robbery at a Supermarket at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, police in a statement said yesterday.

The arrest of the suspects, a 27 year old resident from the Essequibo Coast and a 17-year-old from East Coast Demerara were made after the robbery of  Jin Li-Luo, 37, a manager of a supermarket located at Parika Highway.

Initial investigations, police said, revealed that the suspects entered the supermarket, made a purchase and subsequently one of the suspects whipped out a handgun. During the stick-up the bandits demanded cash which was handed over to them and then made good their escape on foot.

The statement added that one of the suspects who was shot in the right foot, was confronted by ranks on police patrol. The other arrest was later made on Wednesday night in Parika, after police acted on further information received.


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