Moruga man detained by police in connection with robbery

A 38-year-old Moruga labourer has been arrested by Siparia police in connection with a robbery.

According to police reports, the owners of a bar in Quarry village were conducting business at their establishment when they were approached by two men armed with guns.

 The men announced a holdup and dealt both victims several blows to the head before robbing them of a quantity of cash, cigarettes, a cellular phone and the keys for a Nissan Tiida motor vehicle.

 The assailants then made their escape in a black Toyota Yaris motor vehicle.

 A report was made and an investigation immediately launched into the incident.

Officers subsequently proceeded to Mandingo Road, Moruga, where they arrested a 38-year-old labourer in connection with the incident. 

A Taurus pistol loaded with seven rounds of 9mm ammunition was also found in his possession at the time of the arrest. 

The getaway car was also discovered at the suspect’s home.

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