A member of the Joint Services along with a businessman are among three men who have been arrested following a Monday afternoon robbery at Matthew’s Ridge in Region One.
According to a Police statement, at around 1:30pm on Monday, four masked gunmen robbed three miners of a large quantity of raw gold at the Matthew’s Ridge Airstrip.
According to the Police, acting on intelligence, it dispatched ranks from Region One and they were able to intercept a vehicle this morning at Arakaka with two of the robbery suspects.
A search of the vehicle unearthed several containers of fuel and a quantity of raw gold suspected to be part of the Monday afternoon heist.
The suspects, a businessman and the mastermind, took investigators to a location and handed over two 9mm handguns with magazines, an AK-47 assault rifle with a magazine, a quantity of ammunitin and a Global Positioning System Device. A camouflage jacket was also handed over to the investigators.
The Police said that based on further intelligence, a serving member of the Joint Services has also been detained.