Hunt intensifies for bandits as more Police flown to scene

first_imgCuyuni River murder/robbery As investigations continue into the murder of a Dominican Republic national and the subsequent robbery at a mining camp at Black Water, Cuyuni River, the Police have intensified their efforts to apprehend the three perpetrators.The Guyana Police Force confirmed that the owner of the mining camp has provided the much-needed aerial support and as such, members of the Tactical Service Unit (TSU) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) were flown into the area.Commander, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis when contacted on Saturday, told Guyana Times that as of late Saturday afternoon, none of the masked and armed men were arrested but the Police ranks were combing the area. He is optimistic that the men will be apprehended and brought to justice.Fifty-five-year-old Pedro Pablo Rosario was shot and killed on Friday morning after a group of armed, masked bandits invaded the mining camp.According to information received, Rosario was at a location while four other workers, who were on duty. were some distance away. Rosario was reportedly relaxing in a hammock when one of the bandits confronted him and discharged a round fatally shooting him.The three suspects then went to the dredge area where they held the other workers at gunpoint and relieved them of two gold mats containing 100 ounces of gold from the sluice box after which they made good their escape.The body of the dead man was air-lifted to Georgetown and is presently at the Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination. The man’s relatives are expected to arrive in Guyana today.last_img read more