Eyewitness identifies suspect in home invasion of Judge

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Justice Nicola Pierre
Justice Nicola Pierre

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Police sources have confirmed that an eyewitness has been able to identify another suspect in the robbery/assault of Justice Nicola Pierre and her husband, Mohamed Chand.

According to information received, the man was positively identified on Saturday, July 11 during an ID parade by the eyewitness. The police source also revealed that an arrest warrant was recently issued for the same suspect as it relates to the unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.

He is now among four individuals, who were detained shortly after gunmen invaded the gated community at Felicity, East Coast Demerara. iNews had reported that Justice Pierre, 43 years and her husband, were hospitalized after the four gunmen assaulted them in their home on July 09.

According to a police report, at about 01:20 hrs, four men armed with firearms broke into the home, after overpowering and tying up the Special Constable on duty.

The perpetrators held up the Judge, her husband and son, during which she and her husband were assaulted. They took away a portable safe with money and jewellery along with a suitcase with articles.

According to the police, as the perpetrators were leaving the premises they were confronted by an armed security guard at a neighbouring residence, and there was an exchange of gunfire during which they dropped the safe and suitcase and escaped.

The police responded to the report and investigations have led to the arrest of four men.

 

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