Man beaten at Roden Rust after suspicious behaviour
A suspected bandit was on Friday night captured and beaten by residents after he and three others allegedly planned to rob a boat at Roden Rust, Parika, East Bank Essequibo.
The incident occurred around 11pm.
A police source told Stabroek News that the beaten man was handed over to the police and remains in custody. His companions escaped by plunging into the river.
While details surrounding the incident remain sketchy, this newspaper was told that the men arrived in the area in a motor car. Residents in the area became suspicious after they were allegedly seen parked outside one house for some time.
The men were reportedly approached by residents when three of them managed to escape. The nabbed man suffered a thrashing before he was handed over to the police.
Stabroek News was told that the men are known for carrying out robberies in the area on a regular basis.