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Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Hong Yuang Supermarket

Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Hong Yuang Supermarket

Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Hong Yuang Supermarket

Police are currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Hong Yuang Supermarket on the East Coast of Demerara. The incident occurred between 16:52 and 17:00 hrs yesterday (Friday) and involved two suspects, one armed with a knife and the other with a handgun.

According to reports, the suspects, both wearing surgical masks and hoodies, entered the supermarket and proceeded to the cashier areas. They stole a quantity of GTT cell phone cards, along with two Samsung cell phones belonging to the proprietors.

The security guard on duty at the supermarket, a 52-year-old from Friendship, East Coast Demerara, informed the police that the suspects arrived on a motorcycle bearing registration number CL 5553. After committing the robbery, they fled the scene on the same motorcycle.

Upon receiving a report of the incident, police patrols responded promptly and spotted the suspects on the motorcycle while proceeding along Lusignan Prison Road. A chase ensued, during which one of the suspects discharged several rounds at the police. In response, the police returned fire.

The pursuit led to Felicity, Railway Embankment, where the suspects lost control of the motorcycle and fell into a nearby trench. They then fled on foot, evading capture. However, police recovered a 9mm pistol, a magazine with live rounds, a Samsung cellphone, a black side bag containing cash, and a knife near the abandoned motorcycle.

Subsequently, acting on information received, the police arrested a 20-year-old unemployed resident of Leopold Street, Georgetown, who matched the description of one of the suspects. He has been placed into custody to assist with the ongoing investigation.

Police are also reviewing CCTV footage from the supermarket and conducting interviews to gather further evidence. The investigation into the armed robbery at Hong Yuang Supermarket remains ongoing.

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