– likely to be charged next weekThe six men who were nabbed by Police ranks during a roadblock at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), shortly after they attempted to rob a Chinese poultry farmer are still in custody assisting with further investigations.According to Police sources, the suspects are likely to be charged and placed before the court in the new week since investigators are still working on compiling the case file. Steve Hercules, 30, a taxi driver of Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD); Nabadingi Gobin, 33, a trader of Charlotte Street, Georgetown; Renard Khan, 31, a fish vendor of Cooper Street, Albouystown, Georgetown; Mark Prince, 39, a taxi driver, of Parfaite Harmonie, WBD; Edward Skeete, 30, a trader of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown and Marvin Blackman, 27, a fish vendor of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were arrested on Tuesday evening just before 20:00h.They were found in possession of two 9 mm Glock Pistols along with 22 live rounds; one Beretta Pistol with 11 live rounds; one .32 Taurus Pistol with six live rounds; one sledgehammer, two pairs of latex gloves, and trade plates.Ranks at the Grove Police Station had received a report of a foiled robbery at the Lot 13 Supply, EBD premises of a 69-year-old Chinese national and subsequently set up a roadblock, which proved successful.According to reports, Michael Chang Yuen was at home with his wife and his two sons relaxing when they heard a noise coming from outside their house about 19:30h. Upon checking, Yuen saw four men at the eastern door of his property and raised an alarm.The men quickly returned to the awaiting vehicle and escaped.The house was outfitted with surveillance cameras, which the suspects were unaware of. The footage captured showed a motor car pulling up and three suspects exiting and scaling the fence into Yuen’s yard. Two other men exited the car, but stayed there, apparently keeping watch, while the sixth suspect remained in the driver’s seat.The three suspects in the yard proceeded to the eastern backdoor where one of them used what appeared to be a sledgehammer to hit the door. Shortly after, they were seen retreating and jumping over the fence, before rushing into the car. The vehicle then sped off heading in North.The businessman contacted the Police at the Grove Police Station, who then set up a roadblock exercise. Upon the men’s arrests, it was unearthed that the motor car, which had licence plate HC 4543, was stolen from a Princes Street, Georgetown resident on March 25, 2018.Meanwhile, it has been reported that the suspects have all been implicated in previous offences, including armed robbery.
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