October 1, 2022

Guyana: Four gunmen stick up 28 gold miners, and carted off raw gold, etc

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By Lisa Jaisingh From Guyana Guardian

Detectives from the Guyana Police Force are investigating a brazen robbery that was committed by four armed men, who spoke a foreign language, against a mining camp that is staffed by 28 miners.

The incident occurred on Wednesday at the Baboon Backdam, Cuyuni River.

A press release has since been issued by the police in connection with the robbery, and read as follows;

“Police are investigating an alleged robbery Under Arms committed on a mining camp located at the Baboon Backdam, Cuyuni River which occurred on Wednesday May 16,2018 between 19:00-00:00 hrs. by four masked males armed with a rifle and shotguns; They were reportedly outfitted in dark colour clothing and spoke a foreign language.

“A quantity of raw gold and other valuables including a licensed shotgun were carted off by the perpetrators. None of the twenty- eight employees of the Mining Company was injured.

“The scene was visited by a team comprising of ranks of the Joint Services.

“No arrest has been made at this time.”

SOURCE: https://www.guyanaguardian.com/four-gunmen-stick-28-gold-miners-carted-off-raw-gold-etc/

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