Police investigators have arrested a suspected bandit after he ran away, along with his accomplices, after a church robbery, but became wary.
A West Coast Demerara pastor and several church members were on Sunday night robbed in excess of $500,000 while being held at gunpoint as they closed the church doors following a service.
According to the police, at about 8:00pm, Pastor Dillip Bikhari of the Universal Church at Meten-Meer-Zorg, was in the process of closing the church, when along with three others, he was attacked and held up by three men who were armed with handguns.
The men took away some $400,000, three cell phones, US$1,000 and a laptop computer and successfully escaped.
Police investigators responded to the report and were able to arrest one of the suspects in the Meten-Meer-Zorg area.
The suspect was found with an unlicensed .357 magnum revolver, one of the stolen cell phones and the stolen laptop computer.
He is in police custody assisting with the investigations.