Three security guards hospitalized following shoot out with “criminal elements”


Armed bandits last night around 23:45 hours opened fire on three private security guards of the Professional Guard Services as they were conducting night safe deposits at the Demerara Bank.


According to a police press release the security guards displayed brave and courageous action last night, while on duty.


In the process, they received gunshot injuries and are hospitalized in a stable condition.


The security guards, two males and a female had just collected various amounts of cash for night safe deposits at the Demerara Bank and while in the process of exiting the armored vehicle they were in, criminal elements in a motor car drove up and opened fire on them.


Police say the security guards adopted tactical positions and returned fire, after which the motor car sped away.


The car has since been recovered in the Durban Backlands area with evidence of exchange of gunfire.


A quantity of spent shells and five live rounds of .38 ammunition were recovered at the scene at Demerara Bank, whilst spent shells were found in the motor car at Durban Backlands.


Investigations are continuing.





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