By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The investigation continues into the brutal murder of 54 – year – old Debra Blackman, who was shot at point blank range on August 23 while working at the Delicious Chinese Restaurant on Durban Street.
Crime Chief, Leslie James told iNews during a telephone interview today that persons provided pertinent information to the Police Force after the photograph was made public of the man who did the shooting.
However, he noted that the information did not assist in bringing the killer to justice even though a few arrests were made.
The images, released by the police, show the young man at the cashier counter engaging Blackman in a discussion before pushing his hand through the opening of the grill, shooting her to death.
James is still hopeful for a breakthrough in the case and the Force is depending on members of the public to come forward with information that may lead to the man’s arrest.
On the day in question, reports are that two men pulled up on a jailing motorcycle and one of them entered the restaurant; shortly after, there was a loud explosion and the man who entered the restaurant was seen racing back to the motorcycle before it sped off.
Blackman worked at the establishment for some fourteen years and experienced several robberies while standing behind the counter serving customers.
Anyone with information that may lead to the suspect’s identification and possible location is asked to call telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-2227, 227-1149, 226-7065, 225-8196, 911, or the nearest police station.