October 30, 2020

Two men in custody, handgun recovered

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Two men have been arrested and are presently detained in police custody following a road crash, a police chase on foot and the recovery of a handgun.

Around 3:25am (Friday, 18 November 2011) officers from the RCIPS Uniform Support Group were on routine patrol in the area close to the Grand Pavilion, West Bay Road. At this time the officers’ attention was drawn to a suspicious vehicle making off from the location.

The car drove along West Bay Road towards George Town and turned onto the Esterley Tibbetts Highway towards West Bay. Then, at a point close to the rear of the Ritz Carlton, the car collided with a road barrier.

As the police vehicle approached the scene of the crash two men made off from the car.

Officers pursued one of the men into the bush area. The male was detained and a handgun with ammunition was recovered nearby. He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. No shots were discharged and no-one was injured.

The second man from the car was arrested a short time later on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.

Both men remain in police custody while inquiries continue.

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