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Men drop assault rifle, ammo and escape from cops

The assault rifle and ammunition that police said two men dropped in a bag and fled (Police photo)

Two men Tuesday night escaped from a police patrol in Linden after they dropped a bag containing one AK 47 assault rifle and 23 rounds of 7.62 X 39 rounds.

Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said about 7:30 PM wo police ranks were in a motor vehicle travelling along Watooka Road, Mackenzie, Linden, when they observed two men on a motor cycle, one of whom was carrying a haversack.

“The ranks became suspicious and decided to follow the two men who, upon realising that the ranks were behind them, threw away the haversack and escaped on the motor cycle,” Whittaker added.

The bag gun and magazine containing the ammunition were in the bag.

Investigations are in progress, police said.