Dead bandit identified by mother, was charged with several armed robberies
The bandit who was shot dead Tuesday morning by a security guard at 176 Crown Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, has been identified as 35-year-old Nigel Waldron of Mocha, East Bank Demerara.
Police said that Waldron was identified by his mother at around 6pm Tuesday, more than 12 hours after the shooting.
The News Room understands that the mother told Police that she last saw her son about two months ago when he visited her residence in Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown.
Waldron was shot several times after he robbed a 33-year-old Cuban national at the El Sol Hostel.
The News Room understands that the victim – a 33-year-old Chef, returned from his Charlotte Street, Georgetown workplace at around 04:30 hrs with a taxi.
Upon exiting the car, he opened the gate and walked a short distance to the Hostel, when he felt a gun pointed to his neck and heard a male voice demanding cash and valuables.
The victim was thrown to the ground and struck to the face while the bandit managed to steal a cell phone, US$300 and an undisclosed sum of Guyanese currency.
At this point, a private security guard who is employed by the owner of the building emerged from inside the building.
The bandit reportedly pointed his gun at the security guard and attempted to flee but was shot dead by the security guard.
Police said the stolen item an unlicensed high point pistol with a live round were found at the scene.
On January 16, 2018, the News Room had reported that Waldron, who went by the last name ‘Wellington’, was charged with three counts of armed robberies, which were committed in the North Ruimveldt, Georgetown area.
He was also accused of forcing his female robbery victims to perform oral sex on him.