2 robbery suspects found with guns and ammo in Belmont

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2 robbery suspects found with guns and ammo in Belmont

Two men were arrested Monday morning following the execution of a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at a home in Belmont.

According to a police report, during the search of a three-bedroom, split-level house on Argyle Street, Belmont, eight nine-millimetre, one 40-calibre, fifteen 45-calibre and eleven 7.62 rounds of ammunition were allegedly found, along with one extended magazine. Two male occupants of the home were arrested for Possession of Ammunition and Possession of a Firearm to wit a component part, namely a magazine.

One of the men was taken to the Woodbrook Police Station while the other was conveyed to Besson Street Police Station for further enquiries. The men are also assisting police regarding reports of robberies in St. James and Woodbrook.

The exercise which was conducted between the hours of 2 am and 6:30 am today was coordinated by ACP Ghisyawan, and Snr Supt Alexander, spearheaded by Supt Daly, ASP Walker, Insp Khan, and supervised by Sgt Alexander, Cpls Huggins, and Williams. It also included PCs Aguillera, Lashley, John, Boucaud, Beetam, Sayers, and WPC Payne.

Enquiries are ongoing.