More than a month after two brazen bandits were captured after snatching $2.5 M from an
accountant and shooting a security guard at the Tower Hotel on Main Street, Georgetown, the cops have made another significant breakthrough in the case.
This time, the lawmen were able to determine that the robbery was actually an inside job.
According to information received by the police, it was an employee from the hotel, who informed the bandits that the accountant had gone to the bank.
Kaieteur News understands that the gunmen were at the location waiting on their target for some time.
Curtis Vasconcellos and Jason Howard were subsequently charged with the robbery.
Reports are that Balmick Persaud, was shot when he tried to wrestle with one of the men, the pillion rider, who had jumped off a CG motorcycle and confronted the accountant in the hotel’s Main Street, Georgetown compound.
When the robbery was committed, police ranks who were in the area gave chase behind the men after they heard the gunshot.
The chase led to East Ruimveldt Front Road, where the two men were arrested after running into a house to seek shelter.
The police said that the men had crashed into a trench during their escape bid. In their haste to avoid capture the men left the bag containing the cash in the trench. They also tossed the weapon away.
The stolen cash was recovered.
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