Swift action by Police ranks of the A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) saw six bandits being nabbed after they attempted to rob a Supply, East Bank Demerara (EBD) poultry farmer.The six men who escaped from the scene after the failed robbery on Tuesday night at the Lot 13 Supply, EBD premises were apprehended in Grove, EBD.Reports are the business is owned by 69-year-old Michael Chang Yuen. At the time of the attempted robbery, Yuen was at home with his wife and his two sons relaxing when they heard a noise coming from outside their house about 19:30h.The property which the six men attempted to robUpon checking, Yuen saw four men at the eastern door of his property.As such, an alarm was raised, which prompted the men to quickly enter a waiting motor car, HC 4543, which was parked some distance away, and flee the scene.However, the Police were alerted, and a roadblock was set up in the vicinity of the Grove Public Road, which saw the four men, along with two others in the said car, being captured.A search carried out on the motor car saw the discovery of two 9 mm Glock Pistols, one with the serial number filed off, along with 22 live rounds; one BerettaThe business owner, Michael Chang YuenPistol with 11 live rounds, one .32 Taurus Pistol, with the serial number filed off with six live rounds; one sledgehammer, two pairs of latex gloves, and trade plates.The men, two of whom were previously before the courts, were all arrested and taken into Police custody.Further investigations carried out revealed that the motor car in which they were found was stolen from a Princes Street, Georgetown resident on March 25, 2018.When Guyana Times visited Yuen’s home, his sons were hesitant to speak; he, however, revealed that this is the second time in the last two months that bandits attempted to rob his home.They were unable to enter the property on that occasion as well. He noted thatThe guns, ammunition and other items found in the getaway carCCTV footage was handed over to the Police.Yuen has been working in the poultry business for some 30 years.Investigations are continuing.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced a plan to stop gangs in Harris County, but did not notify local law enforcement about his plans.“You know, I have to confess I saw it on the news like everybody else,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said.Abbott made an appearance in Houston on Monday. He spoke about cracking down on violent crime in Harris County.But neither the judge nor, the Houston Police Department or sheriff’s office was alerted about this event.“Courtesy would have been to talk to me, but clearly if you’re going to be talking about some ramped up law enforcement efforts in Harris County and the City of Houston, that’s got to involve the Harris county sheriff and Houston Police Department,” Emmett said.The governor’s office reports that there are over 20,000 gang members in the Houston area.But Emmett argues the problem is not as alarming as the governor is making it out to be. “You know, frankly, I guess there has been an uptick in these types of crimes, but they haven’t caused in glaring headlines or anything, so I’m not sure where that came from,” Emmett said. We reached out to Abbott’s office for a response, but did not hear back before deadline. X Share Listen 00:00 /01:00 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: