Police, bandits exchange fire after Enmore robbery

first_img− 1 nabbed Moments after committing a robbery on the R Ramlogan General Store, Enmore, East Coast Demerara, on Monday one man was apprehended while five others are on the run. The robbery reportedly occurred at about 17:00h by a group of men who were all armed with handgunsThe car used by the men to commit the robberyReports are after committing the robbery the armed men boarded a pink Toyota Raum bearing registration PNN 334 and left the scene.However, as the vehicle drove off, the Police gave chase but came under fire. In retaliation, the Police discharge several rounds at vehicle, one of which shattered the back windscreen.The shootout reportedly started at Enmore and ended in Bare Root Village, ECD, which led to the arrest of one of the bandits. The others reportedly abandoned the car and ran into the bushy area in the backdam.An unlicensed firearm was reportedly found in the possession of the man apprehended. He was taken into custody and is being grilled about the names of his accomplices. The car was impounded at the Cove and John Police Station.Acting Crime Chief, Hugh Jessemy when contacted told Guyana Times that the men had committed a robbery in the area and with quick response by the Police one was arrested. While he did not have much information about the robbery, he noted that a team of investigators were up to late Monday evening at the store taking statements from the victims.Attempts to contact the Ramlogams proved futile.Meanwhile Guyana Times understands that this is not the first time the store has been robbed by armed men. One resident disclosed that only a few months ago gunmen stormed the establishment and carted off an undisclosed sum of money and other items. Police in C Division have launched a manhunt for the escaped bandits.last_img read more

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DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL TO MAKE THINGS H’APP’EN ONLINE!

first_imgCouncillor Dessie Larkin has asked Donegal County Council to develop a mobile phone App so the public can access the council’s services better.The Letterkenny councillor said it is obvious the Donegal public is becoming more on-line aware and the only way for the council to keep up is by embracing that technology.The council is already redeveloping its various websites including the development board, the library service and its own general website. Now Councillor Larkin wants the council to go one step further and develop a phone app so people can access the council’s services no matter where they are.He says the continual development of such services will save people time and money but ultimately make the council more responsible for the public it is serving.“Unfortunately the council has lost about 25% of its frontline staff because of the Croke Park agreement and that has put a lot of pressure on services.“But the development of these services including the apps for iPhones , Blackberries and Android phones will enhance that communication. “From a basic level it will mean that people can alert the council about a burst water pipe or a road that hasn’t been gritted or whatever service they require. Our plan is that people will also get an ID number so their complaint or query can they be logged on until it is sorted.“People don’t want to be have to be put on hold and listen to ‘The Wind Beneath my Wings’ of whatever. Their time is valuable and they want to be able to make their complaint or query and move on knowing that it is going to be addressed,” he said.Councillor Larkin said Donegal should embrace the on-line culture as there is no question it is the future of communication.And he even held up the example of the popularity of donegaldaily.com as proof of that online revolution!“I know donegaldaily.com is only going a short while but it’s part of people’s daily routine in Donegal for getting their news. “That shows you that the appetite is there for online news and it will only grow as we embrace that technology even more,” he said.EndsDONEGAL COUNTY COUNCIL TO MAKE THINGS H’APP’EN ONLINE! was last modified: March 3rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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