The Joint Services during a briefing on Tuesday explained that there has been little cooperation from persons on the picket line in West Coast Berbice. The situation, according to the Joint Services will not be tolerated for too long.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum revealed three reports of robbery were reported to the police. One of those robberies were reportedly perpetrated by armed men. Blanhum further noted that some of its detectives were forced to stay in Berbice because of resistance from residence.
He further noted that the police are looking for three additional persons in connection with the murders. Blanhum said that here is no evidence that the murders might be politically motivated.
He further noted that no murder weapon or weapons were found.
Among the seven persons arrested according to Blannum are two coconut vendors.
Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defense Force Brigadier Godfrey Bess noted that ranks of the joint service will not tolerate violent behaviors. He however urged residents of the area to remain calm and await the findings of the investigation.