The Guyana Police Force has confirmed that ranks from its A Division this afternoon arrested two brothers, both 24 years (twins), one unemployed and the other an ex-member of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) of Agricola, East Bank Demerara for questioning in relation to a report of robbery under arms committed on the East Coast of Demerara, recently.
The police also denied earlier reports that the brothers were arrested in connection with today’s robbery/murder at Mc Doom, saying they were arrested only for the East Coast Demerara robbery.
The deadly Mc Doom incident was a brazen and meticulously planned robbery on passengers on board a Route 32 minibus which has left the driver dead after he attempted to the flee from several armed attackers.
Thirty-five year old Tedroy James aka “Six-Head” of Suddie, Essequibo Coast was shot in the back by one of three armed bandits around 11:30 hrs on Tuesday. INews was told that the attackers were young males.
James was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital this morning, shortly after he was shot in his head by three bandits.
The attack was well planned as eyewitness revealed that one of the passengers of the BTT 976 bus who was picked up along the West Coast Demerara road was a bandit. Reports are that he was in constant communication on his mobile phone, reportedly sending several messages to an associate. The male passenger reportedly requested that the bus be stopped along the Mc Doom public road. However, as he was about to exit the minibus, the criminal intentions were unearthed as the man grabbed a bag belonging to another passenger before turning on him with a gun. Police later disclosed that the bag contained $1,000 cash and one mobile phone valued $17,000.
It is understood that moments after the bag was nabbed, two other male accomplices swooped down on the vehicle; joined in and attempted to rob other passengers. The now dead minibus driver had attempted to drive away with his passengers but his bid to escape was short-lived as one of the three gunmen shot him once to the back. The trio then fled the scene through a street in the Mc Doom Village. However, swift investigations by police ranks into the afternoon, led to the capture of one of the suspects who is currently in custody.
James was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Public Hospital. At the facility, the dead man’s sister Shaundell James said she traveled with her brother from Parika to Georgetown only that morning, not knowing that Tuesday would have been the last time that she would see him alive. Later on, other relatives of James had gathered to garner updates on their loved one but their queries erupted into frantic outbursts upon learning that the bus driver had passed.
INews was told that James has one other sister, and a brother who had passed away not too long ago. The deceased driver leaves to mourn his two children. Investigations are ongoing.