…Two of the five suspects in custody, along with implicated employee
Three security guards manning a business establishment at Plantation Road, Providence, East Bank Demerara were on Monday last accosted and bound ( hands and feet) by five identifiable males, two of whom were armed with handguns.
According to Police PRO Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, one of the employees, who as caught on camera aiding the suspects, has since confessed to staging the crime.
He disclosed that after tying up the guards, the perpetrators then made their way into a section of the building, which housed a family employed by the said business, and removed a safe with valuables.
In the process, the intruders reportedly assaulted one of the family members after demanding the keys for the safe.
Ramlakhan noted that as the suspects were fleeing the premises with the steel safe, they saw a police patrol and were forced to abandon their loot as they escaped.
The Police PRO said that two of five suspects have since been arrested and will be arraigned before a Magistrate tomorrow (Thursday), along with the confessed employee.
He noted that stringent efforts are being made to have the others apprehended and charged.