Dead man in early morning robbery identified

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The scene of the robbery this morning. (Shaan Mohamed Photo)
The scene of the robbery this morning. (Shaan Mohamed Photo)

The man, who was shot and killed in an early morning robbery today, Monday July 8, has been identified as Victor Da Silva of Covent Gardens, East Band Demeara.

The other injured person has been identified by the Police as Businessman Cecil Albert Gajadhar, 71 – years of Foulis, East Coast Demerara.

According to the police, the duo was in a motor vehicle on their way to a city bank, when two men in another motor vehicle blocked their path in the vicinity of Water and Cowan Streets, Kingston.

Police stated that the two men exited the vehicle and began discharging rounds at Cecil Gajadhar, who was struck to his forehead, and Victor Da Silva, who was hit to his chest.

The gunmen escaped with $8M. Police explained that Cecil Gajadhar managed to drive the vehicle to Robb Street, from where he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment. Da Silva succumbed to his injuries.