Last Updated on Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 23:38 by Denis Chabrol
Two men, one of whom is a convicted felon on the run for robbery under arms, were Tuesday afternoon apprehended by police in Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.’
One of the men was identified as Godfrey Lynch, 19 years, of Agricola, East Bank Demerara, who had several brushes with the law and who was sentenced to 56 months imprisonment in absentia for an armed robbery. The other a 22 year old, Castello Housing Scheme resident, is said to be a prime suspect in two recent Gas Station robberies in Georgetown and Eccles.
Investigators said they men sprinted away from an abandoned house at Republic Park, East Bank Demerara.
“About 1500h., police received a call from a public spirited citizen that the men were seen acting suspiciously in the unoccupied house and the police responded promptly. The men on seeing the police fled and were captured in Eccles,” the Guyana Police Force said in a statement.
The Guyana Police Force credited “the excellent support it is receiving from members of the public in its crime fighting strategies.”