Police question PGS guards following foiled robbery

first_imgDetectives are now questioning the three guards injured during a shootout with a group of armed men at Demerara Bank, Camp Street and South Road, Georgetown, that occurred on Sunday evening. Police are of the belief that the robbery was staged and that someone might have alerted the gunmen of the late night deposit. A source close to the investigations revealed that they are looking at every possible lead in the case that already has a lot of loopholes.He noted that based on statements gathered, the three guards could not identify any of the people but claimed that after coming under attack, they adopted tactical positions and returned fire, thus foiling the robbery.Despite this, one of them identified as Micheal De Clou was shot to his thigh while a bullet grazed that arm of the female rank and the other male rank was shot to the foot.However, while no arrests were made, the Police have recovered the car used by the suspects at D’Urban Backlands, which was riddled with bullet holes.In addition, several spent shells were found inside of the vehicle. However, a quantity of spent shells and five live rounds of.38 ammunition were collected at the scene.It was reported that the guards collected a deposit from the Royal Castle restaurant on Sheriff Street and were heading to Demerara Bank when it was realised that they were being trailed by a car. Nevertheless, they drove to Camp Street and again saw the vehicle behind them.Instead of driving off the scene, they armed themselves and opened the door of the armored vehicle. As they exited one of the guards reportedly discharged a round with the intension of scaring off the people in the car but they were greeting with a hail of bullets.None of the guards could give the Police a description of the vehicle, claiming that their priority was to report the matter.The Police are continuing investigations into the robbery.last_img read more