ARRESTED: U.S. murder suspect and makeup artist who hid him


A United States (U.S) fugitive wanted for murder and a Georgetown makeup artist, who is suspected to have harboured him have been arrested.

Police headquarters said that an intelligence-led operation which commenced on January 31, 2018, resulted in the arrest of Troy Anthony Thomas of 32nd Street, South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, U.S.A, who allegedly murdered Keith Frank on December 11, 2011.

Carol Kyte holds a picture of her son, Keith Frank, who was killed in December 2011. (Photo by Christina Santucci/Times Ledger)

Keith Frank, who had moved to Queens from Guyana at age 12, died shortly before his 21st birthday. The New York Police Department suspected that Thomas shot him once in the torso at around 4:45 a.m. Dec. 11, 2011. At the time, Frank’s daughter was just eight-months-old.

Thomas had fled the U.S. after an arrest warrant was issued for him.

Police swooped down on Thomas at about 02:00 hrs today at a location in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

Make-up artist Lolita Callendar, called “Lola” of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who police wanted for threatening behaviour and who is suspected to have harboured the fugitive, has been arrested and is assisting with the investigation.

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