Three men are in police custody after they were captured following a robbery committed on the home of a Neighbourhood Policewoman. The men traded gunshots with a party of police who had responded to the robbery report.
According to information, the police received a call about 23:07 hrs on Sunday informing about screams coming from the house of Nazmoon Higgins, a Neighbourhood Police officer, at Adelphi Village, East Canje, Berbice.
Ranks from the Reliance Police Station responded promptly and upon arriving on the scene they cordoned off the house. A minute later Higgins was seen running towards the fence.
He was promptly arrested.
The police then saw some men in dark clothing in the vicinity of the house and they challenged them, resulting in several minutes of trading gunshots. During the shooting, however, the men managed to make good their escape with $350,000, two gold bands, one diamond ring, a gold band and two cell phones.
The woman told investigators that she was tied up and badly beaten by the men and she was subsequently rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she was treated.
Higgins identified the bandit who was first captured as her neighbour, who lives a few houses away, and who was at the bank when the woman did a large withdrawal.
She also identified one of the escaping bandits as a man who did some work on her house recently.
That man was arrested at his home early the following morning.
The police subsequently received a call around 07:00 hrs yesterday that a man was at the hospital with a gunshot wound seeking medical attention.
Upon arrival the police recognized well known character David Williams called “Dog Face” or “Dew Fish” of Angoy’s Avenue. His leg was badly damaged.
When questioned, he told investigators he was robbed whilst coming out of the Berbice River with marijuana. He claimed that he was shot when he put up a fight. The suspect stated that he jumped overboard and managed to swim to shore.
But the police did not buy his story and placed him under guard at the hospital.
Both men are expected to be placed before the court soon, while the police continue the hunt for their accomplices.
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