Police have issued a wanted bulletin for a 20-year-old man who they believe is a key player in the failed
grenade attack at Kaieteur News.
They now have only two suspects in custody but the hunt intensified last night for the 20-year-old and another associate.
The bulletin was issued for Shemar Wilson, called ‘Abdue,’ who is wanted for questioning in relation to ‘attempting to cause explosion’ which occurred on June 6, 2016, at Saffon Street, Charlestown, Georgetown.
Wilson is said to be from Lot 43 North Sophia, Georgetown and from Lot 51 West La Penitence, Georgetown.
Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Shemar Wilson is asked to contact the police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-227, 225-8196, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911 or the nearest Police Station. All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Police had detained at least 13 people during their investigations, but officials indicated that only a 19-year-old and another youth were in custody,
One of them is believed to have handed over money to the individuals who threw the grenade at a parked vehicle belonging to Kaieteur News publisher Glenn Lall.
Investigators appear to be convinced that the Toyota Spacio that they have impounded is the same vehicle from which the grenade was thrown.
The investigation is being spearheaded by ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken and ranks from the Major Crimes Unit. A large team of detectives is said to be on the case.
Investigators have been tight-lipped on the possible identity of the planner(s) and the motive for the attack, but Commander Hicken has promised that individuals will be charged “wherever the chips fall.”
“Wherever it leads, people are going to go to jail,” the Commander said. Kaieteur News understands that some of the detained individuals are giving conflicting statements.
The detained 19-year-old driver is said to be among those allegedly giving ‘conflicting statements. ‘He had first claimed that he was carjacked around 22.30 hrs on Saturday by two men on a CG motorcycle, while driving along Albert Street, Alberttown.
That car was later found abandoned on Norton Street and Mandela Avenue.
The driver has since changed his story and has provided the police with the names of individuals who had access to the car.
At around 22.00 hrs on Saturday, a Kaieteur News security staffer heard an unusual sound near Mr. Lall’s Lexus SUV, which was parked on the western side of Saffon Street. Staffers were at the time participating in a wake for KN’s Assistant Editor, Dale Andrews.
The staffer checked the vehicle and spotted the grenade lying near the right front wheel.
Video footage from a Kaieteur News CCTV camera shows the grey-coloured vehicle, which is heading north, slowing as it approaches Mr. Lall’s vehicle. The vehicle then accelerated after the device is thrown.
According to a source, the grenade is of an extremely old manufacture, dating back to the 1940s.
The source also said that an explosion would have not only caused extensive damage to Mr. Lall’s vehicle, but also severe injury to persons in the vicinity.
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