Officers of the Armed Response Team seized two Glock handguns and arrested two men in Parham Town early Saturday morning during one of their ongoing patrols in “hot spot areas” around the territory, according to the Police Information Office.

Casheem Walters, 33, of Josiah Bay, and Khalil Winter, 23, of no fixed place of abode, were each charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, police said Monday afternoon.

They were expected to appear in Magistrates’ Court at the next available sitting.

Purcell robbery

While officers carry out the patrols, detectives of the Criminal Investigations Department are investigating two robberies.

The first took place last Thursday afternoon at a store in “the building at the entrance of the Purcell Estate Road near Pasea,” police said in a press release that didn’t name the store.

“Initial inquiries indicate that around 4:45 p.m., one armed masked male entered the establishment, demanded money and left with the store’s proceeds along a gold chain from the neck of an employee,” the release stated. “He was then joined by another masked male, who then both fled the scene on foot in the direction of Davis Funeral Home.”

Robbery near ESHS

The second robbery occurred early Monday morning, when four people were held up by an armed assailant in a parking lot along Pickering Street near the Elmore Stoutt High School, police said.

Cash and jewellery were taken, and two victims sustained minor injuries, according to the PIO.