Oct 04, 2015 News
– Third suspect remains at large
As detectives continue to interrogate two gunmen who crashed their getaway car near Criminal Investigation Division (CID) headquarters, Eve Leary on Friday, at least one of the suspects has confessed to one other robbery.
The robbers have been identified as Adam McDonald of Amelia’s Ward and Jermaine Daley, of Norton Street, Lodge.
The robbery, to which one of the men confessed, happened on Wednesday at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty where two armed men held up the proprietor of a grocery store and escaped with over $1.7M in cash.
Owner, 20-year-old Amina Habibbulla, said she was about to close one of the doors to her shop when two men appeared in front of her and instructed her not to move.
She said that they ransacked the shop before escaping on a CG motorbike with money she had in the store to pay a supplier.
While the other robber remains tightlipped, his accomplice is providing police with enough information, which could very well help them to solve a number of other robberies.
Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum confirmed that the third suspect in Friday’s get away remains at large.
According to reports, a large quantity of the stolen items was recovered in a house at Norton Street, Lodge.
Meanwhile, this newspaper was reliably informed that the confessed robber has reportedly told police that he previously rented cars from a particular taxi base five times before.
It is unclear if the robber used the same rented car he crashed on Friday all five times. It also cannot be confirmed if he used the car(s) to commit other robberies.
This newspaper was informed that the police will be questioning the owner of that base to determine whether he intentionally rented the car(s) to the men, knowing they were going to commit robberies.
Investigators will also be matching the dates on which the men rented the car(s) to robberies committed during that time.
“We will look at the dates and make comparisons to other robberies to make a connection,” a police source said.
Kaieteur News was told that victims of robberies will be shown the cars and the men who rented them, to determine whether the men in custody are the perpetrators.
On Friday, the robbers crashed the car while quarreling over their loot.
The bandits and an accomplice had just robbed the Elite Mobile Cell Phone Store on Parade Street, Kingston, from which they had carted off cash and 15 high-end phones, a total of some $3M.
Kaieteur News was told that the two arrested robbers had locked the door to the business premises, while their accomplice (who is at large) held a handgun and demanded valuables.
They collected several high-end phones and money.
However, greed reportedly got in the way and a quarrel broke out between the men over the ill-gotten gains. The men eventually crashed their car in the vicinity of the police headquarters, Eve Leary.
Kaieteur News was told that a senior police rank looked through the windows and saw that the two men who exited the car were acting suspiciously.
One of them allegedly whipped out a gun and amidst shouts of “he got a gun” Felix Austin Police Training College trainees ran in the direction of the robbers.
The two men were captured while the third suspect escaped after fleeing into a nearby yard.
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