Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum has this afternoon confirmed that ‘Wanted man’ Shawn Harris, called “Shawny” or “Brukup” is currently in police custody where he is being grilled by law enforcement authorities in connection with the robbery of the Bank of Baroda (Mon Repos Branch) about two week ago.
INews understands that Shawn Harris, called “Shawny” or “Brukup” of Lot 40 Bougainvillea Park, East Bank Demerara is expected to be charged soon. In addition, the suspect is being questioned in connection with other crimes including, murders.
Thus far, Sean Anthony Aaron, 34, of Lot 317 North East La Penitence, Georgetown; Kennard Jabar, 28, of Lot 88 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, and Eon Campbell, 39, were charged for the robbery.
According to information, four bandits invaded the Bank located on the ground floor of the Mon Repos Mall at about 12:50h, and relieved the female security guard of her .32 service revolver.
The men then held two female tellers at gunpoint and relieved them of an undisclosed amount of cash.
After committing the robbery, the four men escaped in a waiting Toyota Primo car bearing licence plate PNN 8984 that was said to be false.
Upon receiving the report, the Police swiftly erected road blocks at strategic locations but the car was not seen. However, due to effective investigation by police, they were able to arrest one suspect who furnished them with information that led to the arrest of two others, including a tint workshop owner.
Meanwhile, the police had issued wanted bulletin for Harris and Timothy Asher Morrison. With Harris in custody, police are on the lookout for Morrison and as such, anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the wanted man are asked to contact the police on 229-2289, 229-2557, 229-2700 to 3, 226-9941, 225-6411, 911 or the nearest Police station.