Men held after Supply robbery bid for court today

The six men who were apprehended by the police at a roadblock along Grove Public Road last Tuesday, shortly after an attempted break-in at Supply, East Bank Demerara are scheduled to appear in a city court today where they will face several charges.

The six men, who police say were caught with four guns, were identified as Steve Hercules, 30, a taxi driver of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara; Nabadingi Gobin, 33, a trader of Charlotte Street, Georgetown; Renard Khan, 31, a fish vendor of Cooper Street, Albouystown; Mark Prince, 39, a taxi driver, of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara; Edward Skeete, 30, a trader of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown and Marvin Blackman, 27, a fish vendor of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

A police source yesterday related to Stabroek News that they will be charged with attempt to commit a felony, to wit robbery under arms on Chinese national Michael Chang Yuen and illegal possession of the firearms that were discovered, among other offences.

Two of the suspects were positively identified as the perpetrators who carried out several recent armed robberies.

On Friday the police were granted an extension by the High Court to detain the men for another 72 hours.

The six were all arrested at a roadblock that was erected following a report that they attempted to rob Supply poultry farmer, Yuen.

They were intercepted in a stolen car along the Grove Public Road.

The police said they discovered two 9 mm Glock pistols, a Beretta pistol and a .32 Taurus pistol, a sledgehammer, two pairs of latex gloves, trade plates and a quantity of live rounds.

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