Jul 19, 2008 News
– three detained; cops hunt deportee
Police have recovered the car that gunmen used in Tuesday’s robbery attempt near the Ogle Access Road, while shooting at a jeep that was reportedly transporting gold and diamonds.
A police press release said that the red AT 192 Toyota Carina, PKK 4614, was found at a home at Norton Street, Georgetown.
Two women and a man have been detained in connection with the investigation, the release said.
A police official told Kaieteur News that detectives are also looking for a deportee, who is believed to have masterminded the attack.
Investigators have received information that the suspect took the car to Norton Street.
On Tuesday, gunmen opened fire on a jeepload of passengers leaving the Ogle Aerodrome, wounding the driver, Michael Bryan Jackson, in the buttocks.
Vanessa Mendonca, a cleaner at the Ogle Aerodrome, sustained injuries to her knees from glass fragments.
The attack was aborted when Jackson managed to drive away from the gunmen and head to the Sparendaam Police Station.
Police officials said that the vehicle was transporting two mailbags containing an undisclosed quantity of gold and diamonds.
Police also said that Jackson, who is employed with an interior charter service, had gone to the Ogle Aerodrome to collect cargo and other items. He was on his way from the aerodrome in motor jeep GJJ 7277 when the gunmen pounced.
In the vehicle with him were a flight dispatcher of the same charter service, Margaret Maxius, of William Street, Kitty, and two female cleaners, one of whom was Mendonca, and a male porter who worked at the aerodrome and was being given a lift.
Upon approaching the Access Road, Jackson observed a motor car parked across the road and a man standing outside with a firearm. Two other men were inside the parked car.
Suspecting a robbery attempt, he accelerated the vehicle and the man with the firearm opened fire on the vehicle, which was heading towards the main road.
The attackers gave chase in the motor car, discharging rounds at Jackson’s vehicle.
The police said that as Jackson’s vehicle reached the East Coast Public Road, the bandits turned back and escaped along the Railway Embankment.
Jackson managed to drive to the proximity of the Sparendaam Police Station before losing consciousness.
He was then taken to the Georgetown Hospital.
Police recovered a 7.62 x 39 spent shell and a warhead at the scene.
In a subsequent release, the police said they were looking for four men identified as ‘Trini’; ‘Yankee’; ‘Capone’; and ‘Sandman’.
Jul 05, 2022Milo Secondary Schools Football Tournament… Over cast conditions with warm sunshine piercing through those clouds allowed the Petra Organisation’s Milo Secondary Schools Football to contest two...
Kaieteur News – I’m not sure I am good at satire though I have tried a few pieces on this page over the years and... more
Freedom of speech is our core value at Kaieteur News. If the letter/e-mail you sent was not published, and you believe that its contents were not libellous, let us know, please contact us by phone or email.
Feel free to send us your comments and/or criticisms.
Contact: 624-6456; 225-8452; 225-8458; 225-8463; 225-8465; 225-8473 or 225-8491.
Or by Email: [email protected] / [email protected]