1 nabbed for Berbice fuel station’s robbery

first_imgA man is now in Police custody after he was nabbed following a probe into a robbery that took place on Thursday last at Sookpaul Service Station in Springlands, Corriverton, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).One of the bandits caught on CCTV footage at the gas stationThis is according to Commander of B Division, Paul Langevine, who told this publication that Police are also on the hunt for the suspect’s accomplice.He noted that shortly after reports were made about the robbery, the man in Police custody was apprehended and the hunt commenced for the second male, who is alleged to have aided in the execution of that robbery.On Thursday, two cutlass-wielding bandits approached the pump attendant at the fuel station in question and relieved him of approximately $45,000.The duo then proceeded to fill their bags with commodities from the coolers nearby.However, in the process of doing so, several gunshots rang out a short distance away from the gas station, startling the bandits and resulted in them dropping some of their loot to flee the scene.This publication was told that the robbery had been recorded on CCTV cameras and while the two bandits were executing the crime, one of the gas station’s owners, who is a licensed firearm holder, responded by discharging several rounds in the air.As such, the bandits immediately dropped the bags with the items they removed from the coolers and disappeared. They, however, managed to escape with the stolen money.The matter was subsequently reported and after reviewing the surveillance footage, Police arrested several persons who were taken into custody and were said to have been assisting with the investigation.last_img

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