Wanted man and accomplice captured in Eccles after police chase
Acting on information Tuesday , ranks of the Guyana Police Force apprehended two men in Eccles, East Bank Demerara who were reportedly acting suspicious in the neighbouring community of Republic Park.
According to police reports, one of the men has been identified as Godfrey Lynch, 19, of Agricola EBD. The young man had been sentenced recently to 56 months imprisonment in absentia for an armed robbery in Republic Park. The other man is said to be a 22-year-old resident of Costello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. He is a prime suspect in two recent Gas Station robberies in the capital city and Eccles. When Deputy Commander of ‘A’ Division, Calvin Brutus, was contacted by this publication, he said that a report was made to the force that two questionable men were occupying an abandoned house in Republic Park. He said that ranks immediately responded to the report and descended on the house. Brutus said that when the suspects noticed police they quickly sprinted from the lawmen towards the Eccles community where they were apprehended in Haleconia Avenue.
Residents in the area said that they noticed the men scaling their fences like it were a hurdles race. One man said that he was watching the ordeal in his home via his security cameras and noticed one man skilfully jumping his back fence which is fortified with barbed wire. After capturing the two men, ranks were still searching the environs for a gun which the men reportedly had in their possession but disposed of during the chase.