The police are hunting for two men who they believed were part of a gang that staged a brazen robbery
at the Bank of Baroda branch, located in the Mon Repos Mall, East Coast Demerara (ECD) two Fridays ago.
Yesterday, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) issued a wanted bulletin for Shawn Harris called ‘Shawny’ or ‘Bruk up’, and 27-year-old Tomothy Asher Morrison, whose last address was listed as Lot 40 Bougainvillea Park, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
At around 12:50 hrs on January 22, last, four men-one armed with a firearm entered the bank and held up the lone female security guard and relieved her of her .32 service revolver before turning their attention to the teller on duty.
The men escaped in a waiting motor vehicle with more than $2M. Three persons, including the person who allegedly made a fake number plate for the getaway car, were subsequently arrested and charged for the robbery.
They are Sean Anthony Aaron called “Ninja” or “Ratty” of Lot 317 North East La Penitence, Georgetown; Kennard Jabar, 28, of Lot 88 Freeman Street, East La Penitence and Ian Campbell, 39, of Campbellville.
They were charged with the offence of robbery under arms and remanded to prison until February 9 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
One of the three men cracked under intense interrogation and detailed their plan to detectives.
According to a police source, the men planned the robbery at a house in North East La Penitence, the day
before it was executed. That very day, they went up to Mon Repos and carried out surveillance of the bank along with the possible getaway routes.
“They had someone feeding them with information from up there,” the source said.
Satisfied with their plans up to that point, the bandits went to a tint shop two Fridays ago where they obtained false licence plates, which they fitted on to the silver grey car they were using to commit the robbery.
They eventually mobilized in the city while awaiting a telephone call from a person who was staking out the bank. On their way they covered their faces with cloth before storming the bank.
After disarming the security guard, the bandits grabbed the cash from a canister and placed it into a pillow case before fleeing in the waiting car.
The two captured bandits told investigators that they drove west to Beterverwagting, two villages away, and dropped off one accomplice.
They then went to the North East La Penitence home of one of the gang, where they counted the stolen cash before proceeding to split up the loot.
“They said that the money for the man they drop off at BV was left with his relative,” the source told Kaieteur News.
Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Shawn Harris and Timothy Asher Morrison are asked to contact the police on telephone numbers
229-2289, 229-2557, 229-2700 to 3, 226-9941, 225-6411, 911 or the nearest police station.
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