A Brazilian gold miner, who is the owner of a dredge, was shot and killed in Marudi, Rupununi.
One of the bandits was also shot dead by the now dead gold miner during an exchange of gunfire at about 6:30 PM Friday.
The gold miner’s name has been given as Zezao.
Region Nine Divisional Commander, Superintendent Keith King says police are treating the incident as a robbery-murder.
He says investigators believe that the perpetrators were four Brazilians.
Commander King said investigators were still probing the incident.