Young robber held with gun, ammo and stolen cash
By Cecily Asson Tuesday, August 27 2013
A 22-year-old unemployed man is now in police custody following a daring mid-morning robbery yesterday at a Chinese preservatives store in Claxton Bay.
Police also seized a 9mm pistol, ten rounds of 9mm ammunition and an undisclosed quantity of cash from the suspect of Springvale, Claxton Bay, who according to reports, was flushed out of a garden located east of the Claxton Bay Overpass, Solomon Hochoy Highway.
His accomplice remains on the run, but investigators told Newsday an arrest is imminent.
Proprietor Kevin Chin, 78, of Macaulay Trace, Macaulay, was inside his businessplace when he was held up at gunpoint by two men who according to police reports relieved him of cash estimated to be $12,000.
The two men escaped on foot.
According to a police report at about 10 am yesterday, two men carrying firearms entered Chin’s store at Macaulay, Claxton Bay, and announced a hold-up. They proceeded to relieve the elderly man of a quantity of cash before making good their escape on foot running in the direction of the Solomon Hochoy Highway.
An alarm was raised and Cpl Persad along with officers of the Central and Southern Division Task Force and the Robbery Squad responded. One of the suspects was later seen hiding in the garden, east of the highway, and was subsequently apprehended by the officers who found in his possession a firearm and several rounds of ammunition.
They also found a quantity of cash which they believed to be stolen from Chin.
The suspect is expected to be placed on identification parades in connection with other crimes in the division. Police meanwhile, continue their search for the second man.
Also involved in yesterday’s exercise were Sgt Toolaram, PCs John Cuffie, Gangaram, Valley and Kumar.
PC Persad is continuing enquiries.