Suspected dead bandit identified as ex Prison Officer

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The suspected bandit who was shot dead today at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara has been identified as 24-year-old Trydon Munroe of New Amsterdam, Berbice.

News Room has confirmed that Munroe was a former Prison Officer, attached to the New Amsterdam Prison, but was dismissed in March this year. Munroe was shot dead on the Railway Embankment, at the head of the access road that leads to Giftland Mall, during an attempted robbery of a businesswoman.

The body of the suspected bandit in the police vehicle. [Avenash Ramzan photos]
Police in release noted that the incident occurred at approximately 9:45hrs.

Investigations revealed that a 42-year-old Interior Flight Services Supervisor and her Security Escort, who was armed with a licensed handgun, went to Ogle Airport in a motor car, driven by the supervisor and collected several parcels.

As they were returning to Georgetown via the Railway Embankment, in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall Access Road, a dark coloured motor car suddenly blocked their path and immediately two males, exited the vehicle, brandishing firearms and pounced on them.

During this process, the armed escort drew his firearm and discharged several rounds which struck one of the bandits who fell; the security then exited the vehicle and discharged his firearm at the other armed accomplice, who managed to escape on foot since the vehicle that brought them sped away.

The police were informed and responded promptly. The deceased bandit was discovered motionless and a .32 pistol with three live matching rounds was found next to his body. He was taken to the GPHC and pronounced dead on arrival.

Shortly after, a male with gunshot wounds went to the GPHC and is currently receiving medical attention, under police guard. Investigation in progress.

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