UPDATED; Driver used in foiled Hand-in-Hand Trust Inc. robbery detained


Based on information received, police were able to locate the car which transported perpetrators who attempted to rob Hand-in-Hand Trust Incorporated earlier this afternoon.

According to a police report, the car was located in East La Penitence and its driver of West Ruimveldt, was taken into custody.

News Room previously reported that two men stormed the building on Wednesday afternoon in an attempted robbery. During the incident, a female security guard was shot to the leg and has since been hospitalised. Injured is 32-year-old Natasha Williams from 14 Sarah Lodge, Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, who is attached to the ISS security service.

However, the police said enquiries disclosed that the two suspects were observed entering the building and in the process trying to conceal their identities by placing pieces of cloth over their face.

The victim and her Supervisor who was armed with a handgun approached the suspects who discharged a round at the female guard hitting her below her ankle. Her supervisor returned fire and missed the suspects but managed to grab onto one of them and a scuffle ensued; during which process, the suspect snub-nosed revolver with five matching rounds fell and were retrieved by the supervisor.

The suspects then escaped and entered a waiting motor car which was parked a short distance away.

Investigations are in progress.

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