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Suspected thieves caught in Den Amstel

The suspected bandit who was caught by police and residents Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara.

Three suspected robbers were Tuesday afternoon arrested by police at Den Amstel back dam, West Coast Demerara.

Police said that at about 0545h. today Tuesday June 09, 2015, two men, one of who whom was armed with a handgun, entered the home of Wazim Khan, 54 years, of Anna Catherina, WCD, through an open door and held him at gunpoint.

They took away a video camera and a cell phone and escaped.

Later, at about 0915h. today, four men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, held up Rasheed Ramesh of Hague Backdam at Hague and took away his bicycle.

Rasheed Ramesh raised an alarm and residents came out in response. The police was informed and also quickly responded and with the assistance of the residents caught three of the men, police said.

An unlicensed .38 revolver with two rounds and the stolen bicycle were recovered.

Efforts are continuing to locate the other perpetrator.

The three men, one of whom has been identified as being involved in the armed robbery at Anna Catherina, are in police custody.